John Cornall Antiques UK https://www.johncornallantiques.com/ Dealing in importing and exporting antique country furniture, antique painted pine, painted furniture, rustic furniture, Russian antiques, European antiques, folk art, antique textiles, 20th century art decoration from across the UK and Europe. Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter Sloven Child Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/struwwelpeter-or-shockheaded-peter-sloven-child-portrait-22-0-refno-872.html Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter was a character in a series of childrens rhymes written and illustrated by a Frankfurt doctor Heinrich Hoffman in the 1840s Peter is pictured on a pedestal as a parody of a great general or worthy Look at him there he standsthe sloven i declare Never once has combed his hair Anything to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-Headed Peter Hoffman was a superviser in lunatic asylums his thoroughly non-pc tales record the unfortunate fates of nasty children and capture a spirit of the times in their empathy for the subversive and through their implied interest in child psychology the outsider and the social outcast Hofmanns vivid characters quickly became part of folklore and this work whether a real portrait or an illustration of a literary character is work of folk art or outsider art that embodies this zeitgeistIt is an oil on card attached to a paper board an inscription in Hungarian is on the reverse and it was purchased from the house of an art collector in Hungary 872 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/struwwelpeter-or-shock-headed-peter-sloven-child-portrait-872-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 039Self Portrait in Studio039 British School https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/and039self-portrait-in-studioand039-british-school-27-0-refno-4261.html Self-portraits are often interesting a chance for the painter to reflect on themselves and their craft and they often tell us much about attitudes to painting and life of the period Here the themes are characteristically Romantic ie of the time Two life-styles are contrasted that of the well-fed burgher in the painting within the painting with son and loving wife then that of the artist himself solitary pale slightly distrained in appearance burning the midnight oil as he toils away at his dull commissionIn these works you often see statuary in the background to indicate a classical training and discipline Here though is a more mysterious quotbundlequot human-like mis-shaped and covered in swaddling bands A shroud Something dead Not quite dead Or yet to be born It039s almost sinister and brings a Gothic element to the night-time scene a typically period sense of the artist as an obsessive a quester in the darkness seeking out mysteries that lie beyond the edge of the Reason This is an oil on canvas in frame various old labels to reverse give clues as to the artist and provenance an old gallery sales card reads 03919th century English School Portrait of an Artist at Work039 4261 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/self-portrait-in-studio-british-school-28-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotA Spinney Painswickquot by Alfred Thornton https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/a-spinney-painswick-by-alfred-thornton-27-0-refno-3813.html An original pencil and brown wash watercolour sketch of Gloucestershire landscape by artist Alfred Thornton 1863-1939 dating to around the beginning of the century It is signed and has impressive label on the back of the original and very high quality for the time cased frame The label gives us the title of the work in the hand of the artist his address apparently the owner039s name amp address quotRudge Housequot in Painswick and the address of the framer in Hamstead Rd Camden the same framer used by Walter Sickert who Thornton knew A proto-Modernist now barely known Thornton was educated at the Slade had associations with Euston Rd and Fitzroy painting groups had travelled in France for example with Roger Fry - in his later yrs was mostly associated with the Cheltenham-Stroud area and at the time this work was done this area was a mecca for ruralist philosophers poets furniture makers and so on A nice find which could easily be in the Tate archives 3813 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/a-spinney-painswick-by-alfred-thornton-34-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotBy the Gatequot by Sarkady Oil on Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/by-the-gate-by-sarkady-oil-on-board-22-0-refno-3886.html Some 10 years ago knowing my interest in primitive and nave art a friend drove me out to a village in the Hungarian countryside to visit the aged local painter Sarkady in his studio I bought a few small oils on board including this one Some things you buy go straight on for sale and other items often art works you feel you need to think about or something or whatever amp for no clear reason they get stored or quotrackedquot - digging this work out of storage today a village scene at night with a man smoking a pipe on a bench by the tall gates there is a distinct impression that this painting has improved in time and increased in interest like a wine It is leant against the wall alongside a Weight and does not look out of place 3886 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/by-the-gate-by-sarkady-oil-on-board-53-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, EuropePaintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotFour Seasonsquot Painted Clock Face amp Movement https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/four-seasons-painted-clock-face-and-movement-10-0-refno-3861.html Painting on long case clock faces is now an acknowledged branch of folk art - it began in the latter part of the 18th century when metal faces replaced brass and anonymous artists in places like Birmingham and Manchester specialised in the job This is a good narrative example from the age of James Thomson Scott and Keats - in each corner is depicted a female personification of the season with charming details including a skater tumbling on ice On the top piece there is a witty reflection on Time which would have amused the cottagers who owned this piece as an amorous quotRob Royquot figure startles his dog in his bid to quotseize the dayquotWith a little research the name of the artist here could be identified 3861 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/four-seasons-painted-clock-face-and-movement-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotProcessionquot by Russian painter https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/procession-by-russian-painter-27-0-refno-2655.html An oil on canvas by Russian post impressionist style artist from the period of pereistroika showing what appears to be a possibly symbolic funeral procession in the grounds of an orthodox church and mauseleom A colourist piece with greens and olive greens mingling with chalky whites and subtle orange and pink high notesArtist name is quotSokolvyquot and various labels to reverse in Cyrllic 2655 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/procession-by-russian-painter-15-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 210 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotRoosterquot Vintage Decorative Plate https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rooster-vintage-decorative-plate-22-0-refno-3557.html A decorative craft made plate from Transylvania the Rooster is the symbol of the area where these plates come from where yearly fairs celebrating the local craft of pottery making are held The plates are fired by the men and their wives and daughters traditionally decorate them in the distinctive local style using cow horns and goose feathers to apply the colours in spirals 3557 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rooster-vintage-decorative-plate-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 85 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotSunset Over Thames Londonquot Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/sunset-over-thames-london-oil-on-canvas-27-0-refno-4093.html A good nicely sized and original oil on canvas depicting bridge over Thames at sunset with boats and red London bus this view a Modern classic done in earlier times by Monet Whistler etc but here in an impasto style that was a popular amongst avant-garde painters in the post-War period Oil on canvas laid onto heavy oak frame and board 4093 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/sunset-over-thames-london-oil-on-canvas-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotThe Blue Boyquot Welsh Primitive Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/the-blue-boy-welsh-primitive-oil-on-canvas-10-0-refno-4217.html A charming folk art primitive small oil on canvas in sentiment and dress suggesting late 18th century mother and child quother true delightquot to quote from Wordsworth039s 039Lyrical Ballads039 it is unlined original condition without frame Fresh period colours the rich blacks the apple green shawl that distinctive blue the keynote 4217 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-blue-boy-welsh-primitive-oil-on-canvas-24-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotThe Diecastersquot oil on canvas by LFHerbert https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/the-diecasters-oil-on-canvas-by-lfherbert-27-0-refno-3903.html A good painting by the Oxford poet and painter LF Herbert nicely framed and titled quotThe Diecastersquot Herbert painted in a wide range of subject matters from mythological Christian religious landscape still life and here we see him in romantic working class mode showing an appreciation of the team-work and fortitude required by skilled labouring men working in the dangerous environment of the furnace pouring heavy molten alloy metals into large square dies Furnaces apart the painting has a warmth and sensuality and themes similar to those found in DH Lawrence039s work are explored these are quotThe Diecastersquot the figures are not individualised but achieve identity and selfhood through the annulment of their selves in this infernal yet brotherly employment 3903 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-diecasters-oil-on-canvas-by-lfherbert-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Marriage Armoire with Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-7-0-refno-2707.html A very good condition two door painted pine armoire made for marriage original folk painting and carviong baroque scroll to cornice drawer to bottom has hooks to interior but we can also shelve on request 2707 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-44-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 2650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Masonic Ritual Glass Vase https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-29-0-refno-1092.html An unusual antique hand-blown decorative two-handled glass vase with carved symbols of the sun and sash curtains falling from a pointed pediment that both suggest masonic symbolism 1092 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-1092-TH.jpg Glass, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Polychrome Carved Saint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-12-0-refno-1287.html A small carved figure of a female saint from Spain probably 18th cent Wood carved and polychrome 1287 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-1287-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 385 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th Tin Glazed Earthenware Four Seasons https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/18th-tin-glazed-earthenware-four-seasons-22-0-refno-1025.html Rare 18th c tin glazed or faience plates from France Charming country pieces with bold folk art decoration from series of Four SeasonsSummer and Spring Greek mythological figures Zeus carrying his Thunderbolts and Saturn the god of harvest timeFrom private collection South of France Worn but good condition Hairline to crack to one See photos 1025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-tin-glazed-earthenware-four-seasons-1025-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 19th cent quotNativity Scenequot Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-pre-1900/19th-cent-nativity-scene-oil-on-canvas-27-35-refno-3594.html This is Romania039s version of the Victorian narrative style of painting a sweet and appealing original large scale oil on canvas of the nativity scene The painting is in good condition and does not need re-stretching just a light clean perhaps - the original gilded and gessoed frame has suffered from damp as you can see 3594 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/19th-cent-nativity-scene-oil-on-canvas-11-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 19th Century Commode in Hungarian Ash https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/19th-century-commode-in-hungarian-ash-6-0-refno-4208.html A 19th century Central European three drawer commode with hardwood veneering in what is probably Hungarian ash a type of ash wood that was famed for it039s decorative strong grain patterning it gives this chest a neat balance of expressivity and character alongside the formal restraint of the neo-classical proportions 4208 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/19th-century-commode-in-hungarian-ash-53-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 25 l Hand Blown Glass Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-12-0-refno-392.html Continental hand blown glass jars antique reproduction made in traditional way 1015 17 and tall 25 l and in clear blue brown and green Available in single or bulk trade order 392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-392-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 32 l and 50 l Glass Ballon Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-12-0-refno-391.html Continental hand made glass using traditional techniques Antique reproductions in clear blue brown or green For bulk orders at trade prices please enquire 391 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-391-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 4 x Folk Art Decorated Funerary Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-22-0-refno-3421.html These hand forged and ancient looking pieces were made to commemorate the dead often hearts with punched and incised decoration and often including the name or initials of the deceased - these were nailed to the wooden crosses found in the old Hungarian graveyards as a token of affection and memory The tall abstract Hungarian wooden tomb monument is a key motif of Hungarian folklore but most are now lost ruined and destroyed through time These pieces came from a private collection 3421 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE A Good Victorian Painted Pine Wagon Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/a-good-victorian-painted-pine-wagon-sign-10-0-refno-4376.html A super decorative and very good condition double-sided cart or wagon sign in original red and white and black paint pine with metal frame Would probably have fitted to top of market wagon If unbolted from metal frame you have two pieces for price of one 4376 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/a-good-victorian-painted-pine-wagon-sign-55-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE African Tribal Sculpture of Crocodile https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-12-0-refno-1983.html A neatly simplified sculpture of a crocodile from Cameroon carved and painted Traditional rather than tourist art and early 20th centuryCame from private collection Hardwood Traces of feathers on this piece when found re-inforced the suggestion that this was used for ritual or kitchen purposes 1983 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-44-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE African Wood amp Hide Drum Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/african-wood-and-hide-drum-table-15-0-refno-4289.html A vintage classic a large African drum table made of hide rope and wood Good condition Good as coffee or lamp table 4289 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/african-wood-and-hide-drum-table-41-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Anitque Pine Chair in Original Blue Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/anitque-pine-chair-in-original-blue-paint-5-0-refno-4396.html A decorative antique pine chair nicely aged with traces of its original blue and red paint It doesnt wobble as has been through the workshop but as a pine chair and quite delicate we would not recommend hard use - it could be best as a decorative chair in bedroom bathroom hallway lounge 4396 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/anitque-pine-chair-in-original-blue-paint-44-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 100 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Anitque Primitive Painted Christ amp Cross https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/anitque-primitive-painted-christ-and-cross-22-0-refno-4393.html It was commonplace for country people in some parts of Central Europe to have a cross placed above their bed or above a chest of drawers in their living room or bedrooms This relatively large figure on a simple pine cross probably dates to the 19th century it has a good primitive look and with original black white and red paint 4393 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/anitque-primitive-painted-christ-and-cross-4-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Rustique Metal Garden Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-2-0-refno-2304.html A 19th century French antique metal garden bench with faux rustique design thick wooden seat re-decorated in off white Seen at auction 1000 plus price range 2304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-29-TH.jpg Benches, Garden, 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Blue Painted Marriage Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-blue-painted-marriage-chest-18-0-refno-3037.html A 19th century antique pine marriage dowry trunk or box with red and white tulips in garlands on a blue ground and the name of the bride Lydia and the date of her marriage quot1871quotComplete with key and lockplate and two original handles to a false drawer 3037 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-blue-painted-marriage-chest-51-TH.jpg Boxes, 475 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Box Bench with Fleur de Lys https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-box-bench-with-fleur-de-lys-2-0-refno-4242.html An antique box settle in pine and oak combining a heavy and solid build with pleasing decorative detail and painted finish Seat lifts to large and clean storage area 4242 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-box-bench-with-fleur-de-lys-54-TH.jpg Benches, 485 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carved Folk Art Peg Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-22-0-refno-3450.html A stupendous painted and carved peg rack or hook rack carved from solid pine A great example of old European folk art but useful too 3450 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Chest in Pale Stone https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-6-0-refno-2673.html An oak chest in Biedermeier style in pale stone colour 2673 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-27-TH.JPG Chest of Drawers, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Club Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/antique-club-armchair-5-0-refno-1608.html A voluminous clubby armchair late VictorianFor recovering or retain blue velvet cloth Frame and stuffing generally soundOriginal casters to front Usable and comfortable 1608 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-club-armchair-5-TH.jpg Chairs, 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Coptic Folk Painting on Linen https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-22-0-refno-936.html There is a long-standing tradition of painting on linen in Ethiopia and often paintings were attached to the inner walls of buildings especially churches to stunning effect Local master painters continued their practice well into the twentieth century and the subject matter of the painters wd later include secular as well as Christian religious themes This long painting on an strip of cloth of evident age is skilfully painted and narrates a historical village scene that further research would no doubt elucidate The colours are typically vibrant but harmonious and it works well in an abstract ecorative sense A self-conscious national folk art of this kind continues to this day and comparisons to those works produced now and in recent times for the tourist airport market re-assures one of the skill and authenticity of this example 936 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-936-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Metal Table amp Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-12-0-refno-3277.html A decorative metal table and three decorative metal chairs with the feel of an old Greek caf found in a mountain villageTraces of old blue and white paint Table is 80 high x 81cmChairs are 97 h x 39 wide or deep and the seat height is 46cmItems are clearly aged in their finish but sound and usableand of course could be re-finished if required 3277 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-0-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Painted Pine Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-6-0-refno-2665.html A terrific decorative 19th century painted pine 5 drawer chest with full columns and bold classical detailing to drawer fronts Superb condition and quality of manufacture - built to last 2665 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-58-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique English Painted Pine Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/antique-english-painted-pine-dresser-9-0-refno-4342.html An antique pine Georgian style dresser Base with three drawers over two drawers pine shelves within Good conditionSeparate original rack with shelves 4342 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-english-painted-pine-dresser-52-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 1050 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique French Zinc Bath in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-french-zinc-bath-in-original-paint-12-0-refno-4364.html A terrific condition antique zinc bath in original paint with decorative features brass makers labels to interior French 19th century 4364 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-french-zinc-bath-in-original-paint-38-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Fruitwood Counter Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-fruitwood-counter-table-22-0-refno-4039.html A fantastic example of a Central European counter table or shepherd039s pay table it could be the best one you will ever see These tables are for dining in a wealthy peasant farmhouse but were also used as a head shepherd039s till and pay station There is a drawer and the top slides open to an interior compartment but this can be locked with the key What makes this example particularly exceptional is the very heavy walnut top which is over 2quot thick and a two-man lift The condition is also very good - normally these tables have replacement parts this one not it is all there A similar but inferior example came up at auction at Sotheby039s Olympia in 2003 with an estimate of between 5 to 8000 at the time up to 12000 euros The height at 30quot is perfect for sitting around These types of tables are often awkward but here the over-hang all around is substantial and accommodating For an alpine or holiday chalet or smaller country residence this table could be an ideal diner compact but with the quality of the best big refectory table you might see 4039 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-fruitwood-counter-table-0-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, DiningFarmhouseEurope 3650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Grey Painted Box Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-grey-painted-box-settle-2-0-refno-4309.html An antique box bench lift up seat reveals huge storage area decorative fretwork to back and arm rests Mostly pine with smart grey and wax finish Practical and really solid - and good to look at 4309 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-grey-painted-box-settle-35-TH.jpg Benches, 485 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of France https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-france-12-0-refno-1160.html Original antique Map of France from circa 1800 fully restored mounted and framed in high quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1160 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-france-1160-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of Spain and Portugal https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-12-0-refno-1157.html An original antique map of Spain and Portugal restored mounted and framed in quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1157 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-1157-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Marriage Box with Folk Painting https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-marriage-box-with-folk-painting-18-0-refno-4254.html An antique pine box made for a marriage from Central Transylvania Hungarian tribes Joyful and traditional folk painted decoration Very good condition Old photographs and prints on the interior of the lid would date this to around the turn of the century 4254 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-marriage-box-with-folk-painting-22-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Marriage Chest with Cornucopia amp Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-marriage-chest-with-cornucopia-and-flowers-18-0-refno-4397.html A superb quality antique folk painted dowry or marriage box painted pine dating to around 1820 These boxes come from the Austrian Empire as it was then the region around the city of Pardubice in Northern Bohemia in present day Czech Republic The characteristic blue ground patterning is said to imitate the light and shadow of poplar leaves and the flowers very delicately painted here reflect the meadows of the surrounding countryside The cornucopia in the central front panel is a particularly nice detail borrowed from the repertoire of the Rococo A very good condition piece that came recently from a significant private collection 4397 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-marriage-chest-with-cornucopia-and-flowers-52-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Marriage Cupboard in Original Red amp Blue Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-marriage-cupboard-in-original-red-and-blue-paint-7-0-refno-4390.html An impressive and superb condition two-door folk painted marriage cupboard dated on cornice to 1830 it has two doors and two drawers to base The interior can be adapted for hanging or we can build shelvesThe painted decoration is similar to the Swedish box ref 4341 that we recently sold - having red and terracotta painted panels with flowers on a blue ground a favourite colour combination of the early 19th century neo-classical period 4390 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-marriage-cupboard-in-original-red-and-blue-paint-8-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Painted Pine Box for Military Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-painted-pine-box-for-military-chest-18-0-refno-4299.html A metal bound and pine box with usefully two doors opening to the front The blue grey colouring in clean if distressed original condition is really decorativeThis is one of a pair and they were used to transport a military or campaign chest of drawers for an officer - these chests broke down into two halvesThe stencilled words on the top indicate that this piece was bound for or originating from Fermoy a huge British Army barracks town that was established in the 19th century in Co Cork in Ireland - officers stationed here fought in the Boer and 1st World Wars before the place was abandoned then burned out in the 1920s following Irish Independence So these boxes may well have seen some historyWe have cleaned them and kept them unwaxed but they could be waxed The colour unlike in most blanket boxes is on the back as well as front the doors offer useful storage without making them unsuitable as coffee table or side piece 4299 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-painted-pine-box-for-military-chest-38-TH.JPG Boxes, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Patchwork Quilt with Star https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-10-0-refno-1240.html A good sized patchwork quilt with large star motifThe design reverberates cleverly like a piece of 1960s op-art or a Frank Stella A large useful size to use as bedspread A couple of loosepieces and frays 1240 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-1240-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 330 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Oak Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-pine-and-oak-coffee-table-15-0-refno-3824.html The typical Central European farmhouse table were like this off-square and like this with a sliding top revealing compartments within and like this one was able to be locked at rear opposite the drawer This one is obviously cut down to make a coffee or cocktail table the top is thick scrubbed and waxed pine and the base a mix of pine and oak and all has a lovely rich colour and condition 3824 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-oak-coffee-table-15-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Oak Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-pine-and-oak-table-15-0-refno-4417.html A large thick top farmhouse style table painted oak base with thick antique pine top simple practical and good price 4417 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-oak-table-6-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Zinc Fridge Cabinet https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-7-0-refno-2695.html An antique fridge cabinet very good condition painted pine with metal zinc interior and shelving 2695 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-30-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Small Cupboards 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Box with Decorative Metalwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-18-0-refno-2204.html Stylistic affinities of decorative metalwork on boxes are found from the Baltic right the way down into Western Ukraine and seem to follow ancient trade routes going back to Viking timesThis antique pine box or trunk has neat compact size original paint with just the right amount of wear and unusual Scandanavian type decorative metalwork 2204 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-59-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Clevy or Spit Rack with Pot Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-pine-clevy-or-spit-rack-with-pot-board-10-0-refno-4366.html A substantial and rare piece of Irish folk art originally a spit rack and with a shelf for sponge ware and pots and in original red paint nicely fire blackened From private collection 4366 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-clevy-or-spit-rack-with-pot-board-12-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Coffer Settle with Panels https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-2-0-refno-2816.html An antique pine bench with box compartment a box bench or coffer settle Unusual form and almost like a boxSmart mid grey colour with panels to both front and sides No arms so makes this more suitable alongside a table to dine Quite high in seat but this could be adjusted easily Or it would fit in a hall nicely 2816 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-34-TH.jpg Benches, Boxes, 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Commode in Swedish Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-pine-commode-in-swedish-blue-6-0-refno-4304.html A super wide and original 19th century commode or chest - three large drawers all running beautifully Clean restored ready to go Works as sideboard in living room or bedroom and we have sited in kitchen and bathroom - versatile and true quality 4304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-commode-in-swedish-blue-33-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1100 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Dresser Base in Original Condition https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/antique-pine-dresser-base-in-original-condition-9-0-refno-4421.html An antique pine dresser base in original condition 4 panelled doors withthree drawers shelf to interior all solid pine from sculptors workshop 4421 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-dresser-base-in-original-condition-39-TH.JPG DressersDresser Bases, 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Marriage Box with Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-flowers-18-0-refno-4388.html An antique pine marriage chest or box dating from the 19th century with folk painted decoration to front of flowers tulips and fleur-de-lys a favourite motif of the Hungarian ethnic tribes The paint has worn away from the top showing the old nicely coloured pine This would make a great toy box coffee table end of bed blanket box and so on 4388 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-flowers-59-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Marriage Box with St Barbara https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-st-barbara-18-0-refno-4382.html A delightful and not too large marriage coffer or box dated 1839 Overall very good clean condition and with well preserved folk painted detail in red and blue to front and sides Of especial interest is the vernacular painting in the central front panel showing St Barbara with her attributes of chalice and windowed tower In her legend she refuses an arranged marriage and was imprisoned by her father in the tower which she broke free from In parts of Central Europe where this box comes from she was popular not only as a figure of steadfast faith but is also to this day the patron saint of miners - in Bohemia statues of St Barbara can be found at the entrance of tunnels 4382 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-st-barbara-58-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pub Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-pub-sign-10-0-refno-458.html Exceptionally rare pub sign painted on linen Found in carefully constructed hanging frame with early 20th c pub sign on one side and old linen painting encased behind glass on the other side and vented Inscription re-painted several times reads The Original Fox Sign Circa 1820 From Guildford Surrey Quintessential vernacular image of the crafty fox jumping over a wall Found in parlous condition with paint loss immanent taken on and saved by the generous efforts of one of the countrys leading old painting restorers in an effort to save for posterity an exceptional example of English folk heritage 458 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pub-sign-458-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 2200 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Relief Carving from the House of Contemplation https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-relief-carving-from-the-house-of-contemplation-22-0-refno-4297.html A beautifully simple and restrained antique relief carving in stone with traces of old blue paint Two panels one showing a figure meditating and the other with symbolic flower design This piece came from the front of a kaveli039 a townhouse with probably religious connotations From Rajasthan in Northern India and dating to the late 18th century The front was liberally carved with floral designs and its always special to find have a section with human carved figure This would look great indoors but could also be a garden feature 4297 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-relief-carving-from-the-house-of-contemplation-49-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Garden, Rest of World 1050 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Stove Tile with Birds https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-stove-tile-with-birds-22-0-refno-4069.html An antique stove tile with thick green glaze tulips and birds with initials of master maker Alajos Kovacs of the village of Almas 4069 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-stove-tile-with-birds-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Ukrainian Woollen Runner https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-22-0-refno-2496.html An antique mostly woollen runner from the mountains of the Ukraine probably HuculMade on hand loom Exquisite colour 2496 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Inkwell https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-inkwell-22-0-refno-2238.html A nice bit of treen here from the remote and isolated mountains of Eastern Europe a wooden inkwell carved from block of hardwood inscribed to the underside in nicely ancient looking and florid script R I 81 which ones guess would be 1881 though might also be 1781 On the top there is typical Carpathian scratch carving a cross hatching similar to that seen on ancient coffers resembling stylised pine treesThe wolfs tooth carving to the front is also typical of Romanian folk art and the wood is of a type seen before on blacksmiths tables and the like and has a rich colour and is especially tightly grainedWhere this came and when it was made not many would write or have the need to do so and one imagines this small but atmospheric item was carved out with pride and treasured 2238 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-inkwell-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Toy Steam Engine amp Thresher https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-toy-steam-engine-and-thresher-22-0-refno-2706.html In the days before children were taken to their nearest toy mega store to buy their toy trains tractors and other working vehicles made in plastic or metal and probably in China it was customary for grandfather amp other relatives to make toys as gifts and such items form a particular branch of traditional folk artThis terrific small wooden steam engine puling what is presumably a threshing machine was found in a remote part of Eastern Europe is a rare survival amp harks back to pre-industrial times when harvesting was a major event in the village The steamer would pull the large pine sided threshing machine looking like a fairground house into the fields where it would fire up and do it039s work everybody would attend and there was much excitement and feasting The scene is captured well in Roman Polanski quotTessquot based on Hardy039s Wessex novel the director was born in Poland and in his childhood he may have witnessed scenes of traditional country life akin to those seen by Hardy but almost a 100 yrs earlier 2706 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-toy-steam-engine-and-thresher-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 230 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Zinc and Wooden Well-Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-zinc-and-wooden-wellhead-12-0-refno-726.html Rare antique well-head with metal roof from Europe 726 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-zinc-and-wooden-well-head-726-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 890 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Baroque Carved amp Painted Angel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-religious-art/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-30-0-refno-3009.html The verisimilitude in other words the life-likeness of this carving and the painting too is marvellous You feel you want to touch it tenderly as if you are touching a real infant039s head but not quite an infant a being that is child-like but with otherworldly amp serene grace an angelThe Baroque was indeed much to do with illusion and creating an emotional affect and there is no doubt this is the work of an artist or master sculptorIt is made of solid wood and is very good condition for its age Head with wings were popular in this period and were said to be souls of the departed which are still angels 3009 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-34-TH.jpg Religious Art, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Battle Portrait of SMS Radetsky https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-22-27-refno-1392.html A terrific primitive oil on canvas in excellent condition fresh colour and execution original rosewood frame and engraved brass plaque of interest to collectors of folk art militaria and maritime antiques This is a portrait of an incident in October 1914 at the beginning of World War I celebrating the heroic victory achieved by SMS Radetsky a pre-dreadnought warship of the Austro-Hungarian Navy At this time the Radetsky had already been superseded by a new class of battleship and relegated to the second division fleet but in this incident it was called on at the last minute its larger diameter guns on its twin gun turrets specialising in coastal bombardment were able to reach and destroy the French artillery batteries on Mount Lovcem on the Montenegron coast and hence a decisive strategic battle was won all this the painting accurately summarises in its details The plaque reads Lovcem Lovetese SMS-Raditsky-pol 1914 oktober nr 22-27 It is signed by Janos Mull The Radetsky was handed over to the Italians at the end of the war and scrapped in 1920 1392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-1392-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Black Men039s Waiscoat with Embroidery https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/black-menand039s-waiscoat-with-embroidery-22-0-refno-2880.html This is a particularly nice and old jerkin vest waistcoat jacket quotszurquot call it what you will in a faded black with blue detail and with tulip stitchwork done in a very expressive and distinctive way Again tulips indicating the Hungarian peasantry 2880 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/black-mens-waiscoat-with-embroidery-46-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Folk Costume and Related, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue amp Red Folk Painted Marriage quotBanc Litquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/blue-and-red-folk-painted-marriage-banc-lit-2-0-refno-4193.html A rare folk painted bed bench or quotbanc litquot made for a marriage in 1910 and in appealing blue green red and saffron with trailing flowers and rows of dots decorating a panelled constructionThere is no seat as such just a drawer compartment into which filled mattress covers and plumped cushions and blankets would or could be arranged The front horizontal panel is actually like a drawer front it pulls out revealing a second floor and this makes the bed almost double the size You can see the extra legs give this extending section supportThis piece comes from the Szekely region of Transylvania So it is an ethnic Hungarian example of traditional folk painted furniture 4193 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-and-red-folk-painted-marriage-banc-lit-35-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue distaff with flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/blue-distaff-with-flowers-22-0-refno-625.html A pretty distaff in excellent condition Oil paintedOne piece of wood Nice patination Would have been a seat and also a screen something that could only be understood with reference to the orientalist element in traditional Russian life The blank section at the reverse of the blade is where the flax was secured and the holes are for the ties A device for hand spinning then but also a highly symbolic possession and a deeply felt expression of the peasants love of beauty 625 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-distaff-with-flowers-625-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue Painted Pine Dowry Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/blue-painted-pine-dowry-box-18-0-refno-3909.html A delightful painted peasant dowry coffer or marriage chest in good condition clean to interior with candlebox original hinges Front has two painted panels with vase and flowers in red green and blue on a white ground One of three similar boxes that just arrived probably of German ethnic origin from the Danube Schwabians German speaking settlers who lived in parts of modern day Hungary Croatia and the Vojvodina in Serbia 3909 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-painted-pine-dowry-box-41-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Bricolage Driftwood Frame https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/bricolage-driftwood-frame-12-0-refno-1621.html A mirror frame made by retired boat builder contemporary folk artist Somebody told me that frames made of bleached out wood are imported from Indonesia we went for lunch to a Thai restaurant last week and i saw one of these mirrors in the toilet it was terrible a few bits of wood tastelessly slapped together This frame is a one-off piece the pieces of wood are carefully selected for their colour and form the curvature of some following the form of the frame even the nails attaching them have been treated to give them a salty rusty look This is art And all attached to a solid base which is rebated for a mirror 1621 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/bricolage-driftwood-frame-21-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved amp Painted Hook Rack with Birds https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-hook-rack-with-birds-22-0-refno-4347.html A delightful folk art carved and painted wooden hook rack with decorative hand made metal hooks and confronted birds 4347 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-hook-rack-with-birds-56-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved amp Painted Hook Rack with Deer amp Oak Leaves https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-hook-rack-with-deer-and-oak-leaves-22-0-refno-4378.html A nicely carved and painted small hook rack with original metal hooks intact and carved oak leaves and stagdeer Two strong loops at rear for handing Hardwood 4378 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-hook-rack-with-deer-and-oak-leaves-14-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 100 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Folk Art Devotional Cross https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-folk-art-devotional-cross-22-0-refno-4171.html The carvers of the High Carpathians in particular the Hucul craftsmen were renowned for wood carving This is an early 20th century example of a model of a devotional cross with shingled roof and in original stain 4171 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-devotional-cross-56-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Folk Art Trophy https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-22-0-refno-1613.html Another branch of European folk art and often found in Germany but also in this Wales and England are carved and painted deer head trophiesThis early to mid 19th century is of a good size with an attractive decorative carved plaque in green brown and white paintThe deer head is carved out of wood and the horns are real 1613 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-32-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Spoon Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-spoon-box-22-0-refno-3840.html A pine peasant spoon box from Eastern Europe with love heart and typical Romanian wolf039s teeth carved moulding original green and white paint 3840 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-spoon-box-19-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Figure of Guardian Spirit https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-figure-of-guardian-spirit-22-0-refno-4200.html A large and atmospheric primitive carved wooden figure from the remote and mysterious forested state of Nagaland inNorth Eastern India near to the border with Burma These figures were guardian spirits and were sited in niches carved into trees and in the fields on the outskirts of the village The Naga tribes were remote and independent and only in the 1970s was quothead-huntingquot officially outlawed The pinched smile of this Naga spirit figure is typical of other carvings we have had and is suggestively neither sinister nor entirely welcoming 4200 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-figure-of-guardian-spirit-25-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Oak Pillars in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/carved-oak-pillars-in-original-paint-31-0-refno-1924.html A fantastic pair of antique carved oak pillars reclaimed from porch of old farmhouse in their original green painted decoration Hand carved Quintessential traditional and archaic looking Romanian wood carvingSuperb conditionThink of the wood sculpture of modernist Brancusi and his great homage to Romanias wood civilisation Endless Column 1924 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-oak-pillars-in-original-paint-50-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Castle on the Hill Munkacs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/castle-on-the-hill-munkacs-27-0-refno-3832.html A large mid-20th century Impressionist style oil on canvas showing a bright colourful summer scene in the city of Munkacs or Mukachevo as it is now known an informal scene and yet working in the classic landmark view of the 14th century quothradquot or castle - the city is an important centre of a region known as Sub-Carpathian Rus and has been disputed territory having been part of Hungary and also Czechoslovakia during large parts of the first half of the twentieth century before becoming a part of Soviet Ukraine after the War Famous for its Jewish connections Munkacs also had its fine art traditions and was actually the birthplace of the most celebrated of all Hungarian painters Mihaily Munkacs who named himself after the place 3832 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/castle-on-the-hill-munkacs-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Charming Watercolour Folk Art Portraits by the Rvd Brocklebank https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-10-0-refno-940.html A naive watercolour and drawing of Dr John Phillips Surgeon of Malpas Cheshire Actually a double folk portrait as there is a miniature oval head portrait attached to this work of a curly red-headed artisan-gentleman with a boxers profile who is presumably Edward Randles the Great Chimney Doctor for Smoking Chimneys We know all this as in true eccentric English fashion there is a card attached to the back of the piece written by Thos Bostock giving us all the necessary local historical legendDr John Phillips of Malpas Cheshire Surgeon A self taught man in his time rode not less than three and four horses a day to visit his patients The works were penned by Brocklebank a Rector of Old Chad Chapel Tushingham A later owner has followed suit and written details of his re-framing of the work in 2001A quintessential English Folk Art portrait worthy of inclusion in any representative collection 940 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-940-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 990 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Chip-Carved Wooden Arm and Hand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/chipcarved-wooden-arm-and-hand-22-0-refno-1119.html A wooden carving of an arm and hand Rather like a club Chip carved A club tribal staff medecine mans healing hand Or maybe just a back-scratcher 1119 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/chip-carved-wooden-arm-and-hand-1119-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cornish Glazed Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/cornish-glazed-dresser-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-3926.html A nicely proportioned painted pine dresser with wide shelves above and below Original glass and unusual turnings both fronts and sides give this pieces a bit of folkish character 3926 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cornish-glazed-dresser-in-original-paint-58-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cute Folk Art Peasant Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/cute-folk-art-peasant-dresser-in-original-paint-9-0-refno-4088.html A diminutive antique pine dresser from Eastern Europe at the furthest outposts of the old Austrian Empire you move closer to Russian lands a more Eastern and folky rustic ornamentation appears in the furniture This is very good condition and in the as found paint Would have come from a small rustic lodge in foothills 4088 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cute-folk-art-peasant-dresser-in-original-paint-13-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Antique Rocking Horse in Original Condition https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/decorative-antique-rocking-horse-in-original-condition-10-0-refno-4147.html An antique rocking horse just in great decorative look in goodoriginal condition 4147 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-antique-rocking-horse-in-original-condition-22-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Ladys Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/decorative-ladys-armchair-5-0-refno-1447.html A quality decorative antique upholstered armchair English later 19th or turn of the century On casters Nice colour to wood Can used as is or re-upholstered 1447 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-ladys-armchair-1447-TH.jpg Chairs, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Old Saloon Doors https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-old-saloon-doors-31-0-refno-3278.html A decorative pair of doors from a pub wooden with paint curious cotton reel style construction Imagine stopping the car at a roadside tavern somewhere in the mountains gap-toothed Macedonian worthy serves a cold beer Can be re-hinged and used as saloon doors or make interesting decorative wall feature 3278 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-old-saloon-doors-7-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Pine Door with Love Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-31-0-refno-2039.html A decorative panelled pine door in original condition long strap hinges and panels with neo-classical reeded pilaster style columns diamond and love hearts Wonderfully crusty and untouched original condition Width goes to outer edge of hinge socketsGreat price 2039 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-59-TH.jpg Architectural, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Rustic Frame with Photo Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/decorative-rustic-frame-with-photo-portrait-22-0-refno-2765.html Photo portraits were extremely popular at the end of the 19th century it was commonplace if travelling and working away from home to have a professional portrait taken of one039s family This one was taken in by a Mr Fuss in Dieringhausen Dieringhausen was a tiny village that expanded hugely in the 1880s as it was the site of a major new rail junction and freight terminal A father owning this piece may well have been living and working as a railway worker in the one of the settlements himself and made the frame by hand with loving care What is called in America quottrampworkquot and supposedly made by hobos was commonplace homemade folk art craft for shepherds and country people in Europe especially those enduring idle hours owing to the nature of solitary workOn the other hand the robustness and artistry of the frame suggests it could have been professionally made It039s plausible that a frame maker039s would have found good business in a busy emerging town like Dieringhausen offering a range of decorative frames for photos in the then fashionable quotrusticquot style from bark and pine stalks This one is a rare survival and perfect condition 2765 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-rustic-frame-with-photo-portrait-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Folk Painted Head Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/delightful-folk-painted-head-board-22-0-refno-4377.html A delightful small painted head board from bed painted in the style of the fancy country a group of villages in Central Eastern Transylvania whose painted furniture and folk costume was traditionally in this red and white style Pine Suitable as decoration 4377 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-folk-painted-head-board-50-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Small Antique Painted Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/delightful-small-antique-painted-marriage-box-18-0-refno-3668.html A delightful small pine marriage box painted to front and sides and top in powder blue ground with garlands of flowers in red ochre green and saffron Dated quot1910quot and with the initials of the betrothed The interior is clean and with candle tray original hinges and lockplate A collector039s piece 3668 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-small-antique-painted-marriage-box-21-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Distaff with Chip Carved Design https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-22-0-refno-624.html In some regions the distaffs were unpainted and chipcarved with abstract designs whose meanings were symbolic and traditionalIt has long been acknowledged the influence of Russian folk art on pioneers of abstract art such as Malevich and Kandinsky and when these urban radicals ventured out into the remote countryside to seek their primitive influences much as their French counterparts had done in Iberia and via the imports of Africa it is objects such as this spinning tool that they would have seen 624 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-624-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Carved Doorway with Roof https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-31-0-refno-1904.html One of the remarkable sights seen by early 20th century Western travellers and photographers in the eastern parts of the old Austrian Empire were the carved gateways to farmsteads in the villages of Transylvania This gateway originating from an abandoned farm in the eastern Carpathians is made of huge timbers of oak it has early looking abstract and geometric chip carving that is normally found on old Romanian folk art and of a distinctly pre-AD feel not in respect of manufacture but of symbolic origins There is also some later carving of initials and a mid-20th century date suggesting this farmstead was Szekeler an old Hungarian tribe or perhaps the home came into the possession of a Szekeler family and was made by an earlier peoples living there The door itself hangs by iron hinges and opens whilst the whole thing is roofed With the roof we also have a set of original terracotta tiles In this part of Europe especially before the region became part of Romania in 1920 there were many different ethnic groups and the eastern most parts traditionally bordered onto the empires of the eastern barbaroi the Mongolians in the 13th century for example or the Ottomans in the 19th These traditional gateways have the atmosphere therefore of much earlier domestic structures in the West like Stokesay castle on the Welsh borders but they are also like gates of merchants houses in Indian cities from more recent times Their purpose was both defensive and magical the doors opened into courtyard farm dwellings and the symbols transcribed framing the door protected in not only a physical sense against intruders strangers wolves vampires and other malign spirits of which in this culturally layered and richly historical region of old Europe there were many If one could only find some spot to house such a rare item who could ever wish to part with it 1904 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-34-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 1450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Country Chair in Ash amp Fruitwood https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/early-country-chair-in-ash-and-fruitwood-5-0-refno-3819.html Something really appealing about this early modest country chair from the Cotswolds It has a lovely warm honey colour strong grain patterning throughout and also some unusualdecorative turned and carved elements Ash with fruitwood seat Probably first half of 18th century 3819 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-country-chair-in-ash-and-fruitwood-43-TH.jpg Chairs, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Oak Side Table with Drawer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/early-oak-side-table-with-drawer-15-0-refno-4138.html A decorative and pleasingly robust English oak side table in very good condition and with good colour single drawer with original metalware great value for money 4138 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-oak-side-table-with-drawer-32-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Phallus Headstone with Inscription https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-22-0-refno-3276.html Found in Transylvania a transit point for many different ethnic tribes over the centuriesa large stone carved phallus and with inscription in old Hungarian quotAnnoItt Nyugszik Az Urban boldogul kimult HarMartonquot - it must be a headstone as this reads roughly quotHere lies happily resting in the Lordquot The date and name are not clear Ottoman headstones are not quite like this they can be pillar shaped and often mounted with a turban but are not actually phallic There is one place the Khalid Nabi cemetery in N-E Iran where phallic tomb or headstones can be seen but this seems a far cry from a Hungarian tomb in Eastern Europe So there is a story for ethnographers to unravel here in this evidently very rare piece 3276 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-59-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Garden, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Russian Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/early-russian-table-in-original-paint-15-0-refno-2255.html This is a typical form of table found in Scandinavia and N-W Russia and from the 16th to the early 19th centuryThis one made of birchwood which has a rich golden glow underneath the original earth pigment black stain or paint The legs have an impressive primitive hand carved appearance 2255 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-russian-table-in-original-paint-56-TH.jpg Tables, Side tableLamp tableMisc 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elm and Chesnut Painted Arc or Hewn Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-18-0-refno-666.html Antique elm or chesnut lidded trunk or box possibly a dowry chest from Spain Early construction made of hewn planks pegged into stile legs this type of furniture is found in mountaineous areas throughout Europe for hundreds of years but this quite sophisticated with panelled front and Baroque detailing Original paint or stain 666 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-666-TH.jpg Boxes, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Antique Painted Wooden Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-12-0-refno-2850.html A stand out piece of English Folk Art a long pine shop sign for quotT Symondsquot It is painted on three thick pine boards on a green ground with cream lettering It was bought from a collector who found it in Helston Cornwall and indeed Symons is a family name with strong connections to Cornwall 2850 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Folk Art Cobbler039s Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-folk-art-cobblerand039s-trade-sign-10-0-refno-2848.html A terrific and must be rare piece of English folk art apparently a walking stick but delicate and carved and in fact it seems to have been a trade sign for a cobbler that must have been displayed at his stand or outside a shop on the street or at a fair or market The handle in two parts and pegged through forms a carved foot with boot whilst on both sides the rest of the handle is decorated with carvings representing tools and other signs of the cobbler039s art The stick is otherwise elaborately carved and it is in its original paint 2848 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-folk-art-cobblers-trade-sign-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Golf Club Pine Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-2684.html Congratulations to Danny Willet of Rotheram Yorkshire on his Master039s victory only the second Englishman ever to win this tournament This must be a rare piece a simple pine bench in original paint reading quotYorkshire Golf Clubquot on one side and on the other side two pointing hands and the words quotNo spikes past herequot Clearly this piece survived owing to its being indoors There is no longer a Yorkshire GC as far we know it was probably re-named but where was itquot 2684 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-35-TH.jpg Benches, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Nativity Church Model https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-nativity-church-model-10-0-refno-2488.html A large model of an English Church hand made probably formed part of a Nativity celebrationIt is signed and dated The interior is fitted out like a doll039s house The interior is lit 2488 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-nativity-church-model-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Pine Housekeepers Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/english-pine-housekeepers-cupboard-7-0-refno-4420.html A Georgian pine housekeepers cupboard cute size nice deep shelves throughout very tidy condition Simple classical style and very practical 4420 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-pine-housekeepers-cupboard-1563446809-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Primitive School House in Anfield https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-primitive-school-house-in-anfield-10-0-refno-4402.html A charming English Primitive or Naive School oil on card in original gold painted pine frame There was a certain school of folk painting prior to the popularisation of photography which could be called house portraits Some jobbing artisans made this a speciality A pencil inscription on the reverse tells us that this is a particular house that is or was on the corner of Breck Road and Oakfield Road in Anfield home of a Mr Thomas Lee who is pictured seated by the window on the right hand side as we look The location is just along the road from the present day Liverpool football stadium which even in its original version may well not have been there at all when this was painted 4402 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-primitive-school-house-in-anfield-11-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Estate Made Victorian Pine Desk with 8 Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/estate-made-victorian-pine-desk-with-8-drawers-9-0-refno-4073.html An estate-made large Victorian pine desk from large house in the Cotswolds a big pine top supported by two sets of drawers in original stain This is how it came in We could paint the drawers and wax top 4073 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/estate-made-victorian-pine-desk-with-8-drawers-43-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Tables, DeskWriting Table 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Panelled High Back Pine Settle with Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/exceptional-panelled-high-back-pine-settle-with-drawers-2-0-refno-4184.html An exceptional high backed antique pine bench or settle with two drawers and in the original scumble paint A typical form found in taverns and farmhouses and designed for the fireside this example is rather different more refined amp in very good condition and with it039s unusual designs and panelling to the back upright one guesses it may have been in a hall or ecclesiastical dwelling 4184 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-panelled-high-back-pine-settle-with-drawers-32-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Figures in Landscape oil on board by LFHerbert https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/figures-in-landscape-oil-on-board-by-lfherbert-27-0-refno-3913.html One of the best paintings from LFHerbert039s personal collection Herbert was a poet and painter and explored humanist themes in the post-war period here figures meet in a post-war industrial ruined townscape He is not exactly a realist and frames his ideas in apocalyptic mythopoeic scenes - like many artists in this period he considers what world people will make for themselves in the aftermath of war 3913 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/figures-in-landscape-oil-on-board-by-lfherbert-59-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Antique Painted Metal Pot Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-antique-painted-metal-pot-rack-22-0-refno-3785.html A hanging metal pot or mug rack which can be used for exactly that purpose now with painted abstract folk art decoration in white on black echoes of primitive ancient art or from the Modern Art canon take your pick 3785 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-antique-painted-metal-pot-rack-33-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Blue Dowry Box 1861 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/folk-art-blue-dowry-box-1861-18-0-refno-1782.html An antique pine blanket box or dowry chest clearly made for a marriage in the 1860s Date to front Striking and attractive original folk art paint decoration showing garlands and flowers on blue ground Stands high on shapely bracket foot base 1782 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-blue-dowry-box-1861-5-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Carved and Painted Birds Ensemble https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-carved-and-painted-birds-ensemble-22-0-refno-4057.html A rare ensemble of painted folk carvings of birds on a painted branch meant to hang on the wall and promoting good fortune amongst several finches there are two hoopoe and two nightingales Comes from Bohemia early 20th cent 4057 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-carved-and-painted-birds-ensemble-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Grey Painted Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-22-0-refno-548.html Wonderful carved bench made of walnut or similar hardwood with original blue-grey paint child sized pegged construction One of those pieces which is as much a sculpture as piece of utilitarean furniture Could easily be 2 or 3 times the price and be inexpensive as it is a unique hand carved piece 548 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-548-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art oil on canvas quotCavalier amp Spanielquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/folk-art-oil-on-canvas-cavalier-and-spaniel-10-0-refno-3750.html A primitive folk art oil on canvas probably dating to 18th century - depicting a cavalier or King Charles himself with one of his spaniels Re-framed Legend has it that King Charles was so impressed with this breed and their faithfulness as companions that he decreed they should not be denied entry to any tavern in the land nor indeed to any public place The smoke blackened back of this work not to say the characteristic primitive short hand style of the execution suggests that this may have been the work of a sign painter Very old pub signs were often done on canvas and then at a later date hung inside the pub The exterior is in good original condition it probably had a light clean when framed but not spoiling it at all the original surface of the paint which has a pleasing crackle of age 3750 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-oil-on-canvas-cavalier-and-spaniel-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/folk-art-portrait-10-0-refno-961.html A terrific oil on canvas and quintessential working class British Folk Art portait Fits into the category of portraits of local characters See the famous George Smarts Portrait of the postman Old Bright in the Compton Verney Folk Art Collection or The Portrait of Dr John Phillips by the Rvd Brocklebank item 940 in our websiteIn its cariacature aspect this portrait also resembles the popular art of John Collier and others of his ilk whose names we dont know Re-lined onto coarse hessian Was probably very dirty and seems to have been cursorily cleaned but without taking away the freshness of the colour Would benefit from a light professional cleanFor more discussion see April blog Folk Art Warwick and Recent Finds 961 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-portrait-961-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 1950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Painting on Glass of Cormorant https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-27-0-refno-3532.html A decorative and colourful reverse painting on glass depicting a web footed bird probably of the cormorant family - in some countries in the East peasants have traditionally fished with cormorants and in folk lore generally the cormorant is a positive symbol - unlike in the Western Christian tradition in which as in Paradise Lost the cormorant is associated with appetite and death 3532 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Genuine Old Whirligig from Taunton https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-10-0-refno-487.html Genuine English Whirligig on new stand Made by Ernest Lillycrap a wheelwright and carpenter of Ruishton Taunton The whirligig spent all of its life on a line post in neighbouring village of Creech St Michael On the death of the owner it passed to Frederick Sweeting 487 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-487-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE George III Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/george-iii-chest-in-original-paint-6-0-refno-4370.html A good look to this 18th century red painted chest pine sides and drawer fronts with fine oak drawer linings and wide oak boards to back later bun handles and original lock plates Includes restoration 4370 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/george-iii-chest-in-original-paint-19-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian English Box in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/georgian-english-box-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-2694.html An antique pine box English in original red paint very good condition candlebox and original hinges 2694 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-english-box-in-original-paint-36-TH.jpg Boxes, 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian Saddle Stand in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/georgian-saddle-stand-in-original-paint-10-0-refno-4335.html A rare survival an appealingly sculptural and nicely proportioned Georgian elm country saddle stand with shelf and in the original cream white paint This is an item that has had the lightest of clean but we dont really want to alter its great original feel 4335 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-saddle-stand-in-original-paint-27-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian Style Dairy TableServer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/georgian-style-dairy-table-server-15-0-refno-4359.html A large thick-topped three drawer hardwood server or dairy table This piece is a very well made replica of a piece we sold a few years ago true even to the traces of woodworm and crease to top 4359 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-style-dairy-table-server-33-TH.jpg Tables, ServerConsoleSofa Table 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Horseshoe Antique Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-12-0-refno-1097.html If you are in search of luck this may be the piece for you A giant iron horseshoe with some decoration and nail holes Used as trade sign for a blacksmithSomething for an antique folk art collector or just a good decorative itemProvenance Folk Museum Tempo Northern Ireland 1097 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-1097-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Greek St Nicholas on Blue Ground https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-27-0-refno-2844.html An 18th century Greek icon on St Nicholas painted on curved panel with inscription to reverse A bold symmetrical composition with characteristic Mediterranean spring colouring the predominant and joyous blue ground sets the key note complimented by the faded terracotta pink of the saint039s cloak and the green of his sash with lemon yellow crosses 2844 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-36-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Group of Mediterranean Glazed Olive Pots https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/group-of-mediterranean-glazed-olive-pots-22-0-refno-3006.html A group of heavy earthenware antique and later two handled urn or pots used for general purpose and olive oil etc From the eastern Mediterranean Greece and Turkish coast Can be sold individually - some of these very old and some in same style from mid 20th centuryFrom 45 to 60 Or 390 for group 3006 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/group-of-mediterranean-glazed-olive-pots-12-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Hanging Pine Spice Drawers in Original Red Brown Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/hanging-pine-spice-drawers-in-original-red-brown-paint-22-0-refno-4348.html An anitque painted pine spice drawers in original paintFrom peasant cottage in the Carpathian mountainsThis would be for salt pepper paprikaReally good condition 4348 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/hanging-pine-spice-drawers-in-original-red-brown-paint-10-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Huge Antique Pine Country House Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/huge-antique-pine-country-house-table-15-0-refno-3615.html A huge 19th century pine farmhouse table from Farnham Hall a large country house in Ireland Heavy thick top with wide planks and bold turned leg base with double stretcher 3615 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/huge-antique-pine-country-house-table-34-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 2150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Huge Shipment from Europe https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/huge-shipment-from-europe-22-0-refno-3932.html A huge shipment of goods arriving this weekend from Europe from small treen items folk art collectables to large furniture restored and unrestored please contact for appt or details10 - 1000 3932 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/huge-shipment-from-europe-16-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Icon on panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/icon-on-panel-22-0-refno-339.html Small delightful two panel primitive icon on wood board from Bulgaria 339 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/icon-on-panel-339-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Icon with Compendium of Saints https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/icon-with-compendium-of-saints-22-0-refno-3584.html A terrific and large primitive icon painting on canvas from Serbia It appears to have been painted as a quotmemento moriquot or tribute to the young woman in the foreground - she is laid out like the Virgin in a Dormition but looks as much like Ophelia in child-like version of Millais She lies on a bed of roses with flower garland and with a pretty linen dress embroidered in flowers - and there is a tradition of wearing special dresses of this kind in the funereal customs of the Balkans countries The man on the left with Bible in hand would be the donor the manwho commissioned the work and he would be the father or husband of the woman This painting spares no expense in some sense as it includes all the saints who were most popular amongst the peasantry in these parts of Europe arranged in a circular design against a country landscape we see in the centre top the Pieta an image of human suffering and then various saints St Nicholas St Florian St Roc and in the centre St Sebastien The latter two are often associated diseases of skin and youthful suffering as both were young men The painting is painted in a primitive style indicative of a local painter and is fresh looking as it has been cleaned and restored and then re-lined If you look closely you can see the craquelure and age 3584 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/icon-with-compendium-of-saints-12-TH.JPG Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressionist view of Cotswold Town https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/impressionist-view-of-cotswold-town-27-36-refno-3665.html A large original oil on canvas showing the parish church of the town of Cirencester couched amongst trees and in an ambient morning or evening light Signed This work is concerned with a particular English atmosphere of place the way the sunlight illuminates the warm tones of the Cotswold stone and the man made and nature are in pleasing harmony The same artist other works here are also concerned with capturing a particular feeling of place - the White City Gardens workis a homage to the French Impressionists and tries to capture a period gaiety whilst the Aztec citadel portrait in its moonlit unpeopled view conveys a sense of mystery 3665 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressionist-view-of-cotswold-town-58-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressionist View of Ruins of Macchu Picchu https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/impressionist-view-of-ruins-of-macchu-picchu-27-36-refno-3663.html An impressionist style view of the ruins of Macchu Picchu the Inca citadel high up in the mountains near Cuzco in Peru A fresh and colourful original work oil on canvas and signed Late 20th century 3663 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressionist-view-of-ruins-of-macchu-picchu-16-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressive Baroque Painted Armoire in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/impressive-baroque-painted-armoire-in-original-paint-7-0-refno-4375.html A large castle sized pine armoire from the mid 18th century or earlier dry scraped to reveal the decorative painting to panels on side and front and the warm aged pine Really good condition comes in four pieces top base and the main section which is joined by wedges internally and beneath The painted panels are rather different to the norm in German armoires more noble and baronial than folky giving the impression of Italian regional style and provenance 4375 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressive-baroque-painted-armoire-in-original-paint-42-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 3650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressive Collection of Antique Cawl Spoons amp Ladles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/impressive-collection-of-antique-cawl-spoons-and-ladles-22-0-refno-3699.html A museum worthy collection of antique cawl spoons and ladles from the remotest and easternmost region of Europe - some with chip carved details unusual carved handles all made from fruitwoods and hardwood and with exquisite colouring and wear 3699 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressive-collection-of-antique-cawl-spoons-and-ladles-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Interesting Group of Antique Rustic Kitchenalia https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/interesting-group-of-antique-rustic-kitchenalia-22-0-refno-4006.html This could be a display in a museum of rustic bygones - all items sourced from the mountains in Eastern Europe in Western Europe industrial materials and techniques changed the material culture of the farmyard and country living but in remoter parts of Europe there were peoples living in pre-industrial lifestyle with everything made of wood The sword here is curious - a toy - or for some other purpose - to stir or whiskthe spoon has no hollow in the head so also must have been made for some specific task 4006 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/interesting-group-of-antique-rustic-kitchenalia-49-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 140 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Italianate or Greek Style Pine Porticoes in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/italianate-or-greek-style-pine-porticoes-in-original-paint-31-0-refno-3649.html Later ochre paint was removed to reveal these stunning porticoes in their original neo-classical blue grey and gold paint A painted icon on linen to one side Imagine these at a London antique fair stealing the show and with a price tag that adds another 0 to this one You could build them into an architectural scheme or make two giant bookcases from them fit for a Renaissance palace A once in lifetime opportunity 3649 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/italianate-or-greek-style-pine-porticoes-in-original-paint-13-TH.jpg Architectural, 6450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Abstract in Yellow and Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-27-36-refno-1303.html Something of Clyfford Still here and the biomorphic surrealism of Abstract Expressionism in this canvas probably dating from the 1950s or 1960s Large and decorative it appears to have been stored and framed in relatively recent times Either American or by an English painter influenced by American painting of the 50s and 60s 1303 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-1303-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Burr Folk Art Religious Shrine https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-burr-folk-art-religious-shrine-22-0-refno-3780.html Folk customs undoubtedly ascribed magical properties to burrs in trees and woodland magic of a quite surreal and spooky weird character is quite a theme in Central European folklore This large burr or burl has been dug out and made into a shrine and painted with blue spangly paint and then mounted on a wooden base Here we have put a small Spanish carving of saint inside it which is presumably the sort of iconobject it was made to enshrine 3780 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-burr-folk-art-religious-shrine-53-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Hand Painted Antique Porringer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-hand-painted-antique-porringer-22-0-refno-3999.html A 19th century antique glazed earthenware porringer or dish with rich colouring and vivid hand painted abstract design typical of the region Probably Udvarhely 3999 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-hand-painted-antique-porringer-1-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 140 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Icon of Joachim amp Anna https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-22-0-refno-345.html Unusually large icon on heavy fruitwood board of Joachim and Anna probably Romanian 19th century 345 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-345-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Lorry of New Stock https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-industrial/large-lorry-of-new-stock-28-0-refno-3639.html No half measures to start the year a large arrival to UK by truck from Europe with many of the last 6 months findings 100s of Items from 15 - 15000 Appointments to view available from Mon 22nd call 07813 975175 or send e-mail with your requirements to johncornallantiquesgmailcom 3639 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-lorry-of-new-stock-53-TH.jpg Industrial, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Modernist Nordic Light Oil on Canvas by Torsleff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-27-0-refno-3415.html A terrific large seacliff view oil on canvas by renowned Danish painter August Torselff 1884-1968 - this painting039s full title is topographical quotView from the East Coast of Jutland at Blommehaven Skade Bakkerquot it captures a moment of typical Nordic light and serenity it is evening or morning with a sliver of moon visible over the quiet coastline as a sailboat slips by The work is signed quotTorsleffquot it is large scale mantelpiece size being almost 5ft wide with frameTorsleff is a celebrated artist in his native country and abroad according to the evidence of his catalogue he was a prolific portrait painter and often in a somewhat garish Modernist style this could be seen as the commercial and public face of his art In this early work we see the other side of the artist the more reflective side in a poetic vision of place that seems typically Scandinavian 3415 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-45-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Painted Pine Shop Counter Dresser Base https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/large-painted-pine-shop-counter-dresser-base-9-0-refno-4358.html A large painted pine shop counter dresser base with five deep drawers two doors with fielded panels with shelf space behind A great practical piece and good looking too Nice aged pine counter top 4358 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-painted-pine-shop-counter-dresser-base-52-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 1450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Red Painted Dowry Box with Folk Symbols https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-18-0-refno-3167.html This is a typical piece from what was called Galicia and used to be Poland but is now south western Ukraine - ie it is typical in its size and the large bracket feet It is really good condition decorative metal work on the lid and corners is all intact The front has panels creating the illusion of drawers which it does not have The paint decoration is a earthy red grain painting but then with the unusual addition of bold folky abstract symbols - you see not dissimilar marks decorating the outsides of peasant houses most famously in Cicmany SlovakiaBut there are also a strong echoes of the surrealistic doodling of the Spanish modernist-primitivist Joan Miro 3167 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-45-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Scrubbed Pine amp Metal Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-industrial/large-scrubbed-pine-and-metal-table-in-original-paint-28-0-refno-4385.html An outstanding industrial work station table with long and clean scrubbed pine top and metal base with two drawers and in traces of original white paint French makers plaque to front 4385 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-scrubbed-pine-and-metal-table-in-original-paint-15-TH.jpg Industrial, Tables, 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Long 8ft Antique Pine Farmhouse Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/long-8ft-antique-pine-farmhouse-table-15-0-refno-4406.html A long 8ft pine farmhouse table Georgian style dating to early 19th century nice colour to the pine top painted base standard height and knee clearance and friendly price 4406 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/long-8ft-antique-pine-farmhouse-table-27-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Long Monastery Box Settle with Carved Grapevines https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/long-monastery-box-settle-with-carved-grapevines-2-0-refno-4157.html A remarkable and rare long box settle in original paint and with open carving of grapevines along it039s length from a monastery vineyard in Eastern Europe19th century Pine with hardwood supports Very good condition Great piece to go alongside a long table hallway or for restaurant or winery 4157 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/long-monastery-box-settle-with-carved-grapevines-35-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Low Retro Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/low-retro-coffee-table-15-0-refno-1471.html A low square coffee table post-war retro piece with mosaic of black white and grey stone tiles and feet not unlike those of a lunar landing module circa 1968 1471 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/low-retro-coffee-table-1471-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Massive Stoneware Jubilee Hunting Jug https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-10-0-refno-1144.html A huge and heavy Stoneware Salt Glaze Hunting Jug inscribed Sarum Jug referring to Old Sarum Fired to celebrate Queen Victorias Golden Jubilee in 1887 and may have been intended to serve ale or mead at a feast Decorated with vines bacchic masks drinking Toby figures windmills and royal coat of armsThis Sarum Jug is so called perhaps because it was made in Salisbury Old Sarum or because of its similarity in form to the large kettle jugs made in the 19th century and called Old Sarum jugsDamaged in firing but very sound sections of the outer wall have sloughed away but the walls of the pot are very thick and faults have not penetrated to the interior Uncommon Category English Folk Pottery Antique Folk Art Antique Stoneware Hunting Jug 1144 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-1144-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Medium Sized Antique Pine Chest in Graphite https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/medium-sized-antique-pine-chest-in-graphite-6-0-refno-4416.html A fully restored three drawer antique pine chest from Central Europe Painted and waxed finish 4416 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/medium-sized-antique-pine-chest-in-graphite-46-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Antique Pine Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/miniature-antique-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-10-0-refno-3872.html A very good original condition West Country miniature quotapprentice piecequot or shop display pine dresser 3872 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-antique-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-4-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Carved Ark or Wallachian Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-18-0-refno-3295.html Very small or miniature arcs or quotsusekquot as the Hungarians call them were made and these would have been trade display models taken to market by carpenters and also used in the home for precious keepsakes The arc Wallachian coffer or sarcophagus chest are the quintessential item of furniture of the mountain dwelling peasants who lived by transhumance and these ancient boxes are found wherever they are found whether in Ukraine or in Spain It is hard to date this piece as the same furniture was made before Christ and up until the early 20th century - this example has a wonderful colour and is very good condition 3295 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-39-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Coffer with Inscriptions https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-18-0-refno-2995.html The plank built beechwood coffer resembling a sarcophagus tomb but used as a dowry box was found throughout the highlands of Eastern and South Eastern Europe Several countries including Romania Slovakia Serbia Hungary claim old examples of these as a quintessential symbols of their folk heritageThis one is not an old one but a mid 20th century miniature copy or homage to the tradition it is very skilfully made and inscribed in Hungarian Emlekul a sovarad pionirpiktol which means approximately quotRemember us the students of Sovaradquot a townSo this appears to be a piece commissioned for somebody as a gift perhaps a parting gift from students to a professorof carpentry history or ethnography The box is a Magyarised version of it039s type with the feet forming tulips a national symbolOn the top is a dove with an olive branch - it could be a reference to the recipient travelling to foreign lands but this is also a common motif of the time a reminder of how the Soviet rulers actively encouraged folk heritage and through propaganda proposed feelings of national sentiment to be part of not contra to the broader fraternity and family of International Peace and Socialism 2995 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-44-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Pine Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-2892.html Rare apprentice piece antique pine chest of drawers with decorative flower painting on white ground 2892 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-57-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Mongolian Carved amp Painted Pine Sideboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-9-0-refno-3042.html An unusual painted pine carved sideboard with three drawers from Mongolia This piece has interesting symbolism with confronted or heraldic tigers and a lotus blossom surmounting a flaming pyre Bought around 15 years ago when country furniture first started to come out of China 3042 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-34-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Museum Quality Early Painted Pine Marriage Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/museum-quality-early-painted-pine-marriage-coffer-18-0-refno-4320.html If you are looking for the best of the best something exceptional then this painted pine marriage box fits into this category It is very early with decorative Gothic inscription to Anna Maria and dated 1747 Arcaded chests of this form were made in Swizterland Austria and Germany during the 17th and the first half of the 18th centuriesIt is rare for pine furniture of this date to survive in such intact state and with the original folk painted decoration Its also rare to find a box of such a size being more like a sideboard and nearly two metres long Its the sort of thing you are more likely to see in a provincial museum in Central Europe rather than anywhere else 4320 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/museum-quality-early-painted-pine-marriage-coffer-36-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 2650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Museum Taxidermy Pair of Wild Cats https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/museum-taxidermy-pair-of-wild-cats-12-0-refno-4172.html A pair of male and female wild cat taxidermy specimens mounted on branches and one with wall bracket for dramatic display in turn of the century natural history museum Austrian Empire circa 1890 Very good condition for age Size given approximate to larger example 4172 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/museum-taxidermy-pair-of-wild-cats-29-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Nave Folk Art Painting of Place de La Concorde https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/nave-folk-art-painting-of-place-de-la-concorde-22-0-refno-3856.html A nave folk art painting on heavy panel or board depicting the Place de la Concorde in Paris in attractive pastel blues and whites 3856 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/nave-folk-art-painting-of-place-de-la-concorde-22-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Painting of Tanhouse Farm by AS https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-10-0-refno-1304.html A vivid naive oil on canvas with lots of interesting local details The farmer smoking his clay pipe on his doorstep the wife in her broad brimmed summer hat feeding the chickens and turkey cock the fine old farmhouse perhaps originally a medieval tannery with its early bay window its long undulating red tiled roof and distempered walls The farmer has been tending his cottage garden there are geraniums or something like them decorating the window sills two firkins appear to be attached to a drain to catch rainwater and a large roller and shallow oak barrel are propped neatly by the path ready for use This is another genre of folk painting sometimes like here with real detail and social history the house portrait There are many Tanhouse Farms in the country one imagines this one may have been in the Midlands as the painting came locally and ones hunch is that it has never travelled far It has a good quality rosewood frame in its original red stain and it has probably been in this frame and behind glass since it was painted as once removed as here the colour appears particularly freshThe dimensions include the frame which is in the price 1304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-1304-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Woodcut of Rugby game on Oak Panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-10-0-refno-612.html Wonderful 19th century antique woodcut of a rugby match with naive elements On oak panel Reminiscent of the most famous 19th c painting of a rugby game by William WollenThe Roses Match Was found in the south west of England and came with one more panel more naively rendered of a cricket match which gives the impression that this piece may be based on a painting or print Rather reminiscent of the famous 19th c painting of a rugby match William Wollens famous The Roses Match 612 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-612-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 790 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Neo-Classical Carved and Gilded Antique Mirror https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-mirrors/neoclassical-carved-and-gilded-antique-mirror-33-0-refno-3015.html This is no anaemic gilded mirror overpriced and in a fancy high street shopIt is a boldly carved and large genuine antique frame with old mirror possibly original but such good condition perhaps just old It is rare to find such a piece in untouched condition like this giving it a rugged and authentic decorative lookIt can be hung horizontally like this or vertically as the old wire to reverse shows 3015 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/neo-classical-carved-and-gilded-antique-mirror-0-TH.jpg Mirrors, 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Oil on Oak Panel quotLa Reveriequot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/oil-on-oak-panel-la-reverie-27-0-refno-3893.html A small oil on oak panel showing a noble lady in her private chambers quotperdu dans ses reveriesquot There are obvious erotic connotations and sensuality in subject and style It probably dates to early 1700s and would have been made for private consumption a piece for the boudoir itself and perhaps kept in a bureau There are some surface scratches The piece is as found and came from a house in Stratford upon Avon Later in the 18th century French painters explored similar themes in more public works More than 100 yrs later Gustave Courbet took things a little further in his proto-Freudian quotLe Sommeilquot 3893 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/oil-on-oak-panel-la-reverie-6-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE One of Pair of Naive Still-Life Paintings https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/one-of-pair-of-naive-stilllife-paintings-27-0-refno-4105.html A charming still-life painting signed and in naive style showing wholesome produce from the cottage garden radishes lemons cauliflower and the like Some naive artists of the ilk and from Eastern Europe like the Georgian Pirosmani are hugely celebrated and their works fetch stellar prices This work by an unknown artist is one of a pair see next post it is in original condition and has a small corner shaped tear to left side 4105 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/one-of-pair-of-naive-still-life-paintings-8-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Blue Painted Keepsake Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/original-blue-painted-keepsake-box-18-0-refno-2566.html A little treasure an antique pine box with sliding top and finger holes original blue paint and faded flower painted decoration Pieces like this do not turn up often and if they do rarely with such nice original colour decoration 2566 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-blue-painted-keepsake-box-50-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Painted Pine amp Oak Tavern Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/original-painted-pine-and-oak-tavern-table-10-0-refno-4367.html A great look and colour to this classic West Country tavern table the base has the form and structure you look for an x-frame with chamfered legs and supporting members all heavy and solid with original metal bolts ash or oak in the original colourThe top is pine with rich patina its been there a long time and evidently was put on top of the original top which is still there underneath two planks in either pine or oak The original top has no overhang which was typical of these tables the later one gives the table some overhang all around making it presumably suitable as an informal diner so we thought wed keep it there and let the next owner decideFrom private collection 4367 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-painted-pine-and-oak-tavern-table-8-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, DiningFarmhouseFurniture 2350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Painted Regency Sewing Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/original-painted-regency-sewing-box-10-0-refno-4374.html An attractive and unusual example of antique painted furniture a small demi-lune and cabriole legged sewing box with original red paint and decorative sashes in Regency style The interior is upholstered and very good condition with internal lift up section A nice gift and piece to hold keepsakes 4374 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-painted-regency-sewing-box-1-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Red amp White Painted Victorian Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/original-red-and-white-painted-victorian-trade-sign-12-0-refno-4123.html A framed signboard in original paint white lettering on red ground good condition 4123 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-red-and-white-painted-victorian-trade-sign-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 240 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Victorian Oak Desk https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/original-victorian-oak-desk-15-0-refno-4419.html A stylish oak desk from a college two drawers generous top with nice marks of age and colour Very solid Could also be used as a diner 4419 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-victorian-oak-desk-1563424634-TH.jpg Tables, DeskWriting Table 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Original Victorian Shop Sign in Superb Condition https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/original-victorian-shop-sign-in-superb-condition-10-0-refno-4152.html It039s not often you would expect to find an original 19th century shop sign board in such excellent condition and with provenance tooThis 5 metre long pine board hand painted in dramatic black and gold type somewhat reminiscent of Charles Demuth039s famous figure 5 painting comes from Wem in Shropshire and was for the general store of watchmaker Charles Hooke Francis a Coventry watchmaker CH Francis moved to Wem in the 1880s and set up a store on Wem 35 High Street in 1890 He supplied large clocks for railway stations and public buildings in this part of the country The story is that several decades ago workmen uncovered this sign when restoring the building they were taking down the old Foster menswear sign from the front and found this well preserved sign underneath A framed newspaper article relating the story and with a photograph of CH Francis outside the shop in 1914 driving his daughter to her wedding ceremony comes with this piece 4152 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/original-victorian-shop-sign-in-superb-condition-14-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted and Carved Marriage Plate and Hook Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-22-0-refno-3387.html A very good quality antique pine carved plate rack with pot hooks in grey blue-green and red folk art decoration Superb condition A piece like this would be made for a marriage plates were supported by the bar at the top shelf on the bottom hooks held ceramic pots Useful in the house for coats mugs keys etc 3387 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Antique Pine Marriage Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/painted-antique-pine-marriage-coffer-18-0-refno-4023.html A long large antique pine marriage box or coffer from Transylvania - nice scrubbed pine top which indicates this was probably used as a seat and traces of original folk painting to front and the date quot1895quot - thick timbered a quality piece for a wealthier peasant bride probably one of the Saxons of the quotSeven Townsquot 4023 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-antique-pine-marriage-coffer-50-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Marriage Armoire with Grey Urns amp Spiral Columns https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/painted-marriage-armoire-with-grey-urns-and-spiral-columns-7-0-refno-4383.html A superb condition antique pine marriage cupboard or armoire The size is neat and it has an appealing muted colour scheme Whites greys browns with subtle highlights provided by garlands of flowers Of especial interest is the Neo-Classical detailing The urns in the central panel and the twisted columns to the sides These are sometimes called Solomonic columns as they were said to adorn the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem - there was a revival of interest in this style of column in Central European Baroque 4383 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-marriage-armoire-with-grey-urns-and-spiral-columns-49-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 1350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Marriage Box with Primitive Birds https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/painted-marriage-box-with-primitive-birds-18-0-refno-4126.html A charming amp simple pine marriage box with decorative grain painting and primitive birds and flowers to front Clean to interior 4126 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-marriage-box-with-primitive-birds-26-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Wooden High Back Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/painted-wooden-high-back-arm-chair-5-0-refno-2102.html A stylish and quirky painted wooden armchair from Romania made around the turn of the century Original condition and very sound originally had cushion seat 2102 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-wooden-high-back-arm-chair-19-TH.jpg Chairs, 300 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Antique Pine Pot Cupboards https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/pair-of-antique-pine-pot-cupboards-7-0-refno-4371.html A neat pair of solid antique pine pot cupboards or bedside units Original pieces refinished Shelf to interior and with pine drawer liners and pine back Door opens easily Ever popular 4371 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-antique-pine-pot-cupboards-14-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Small Cupboards 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Carved Painted Kingfishers with Nest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-12-0-refno-1941.html One of the largest and most dramatic pieces from a private collectionFrom Czech Republic Mixed mediaEarly 20th cent 1941 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Clear Hand Made Glass Bottles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/pair-of-clear-hand-made-glass-bottles-29-0-refno-1789.html Pair of clear hand made hand blown glass bottles probably mid-20 cent 1789 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-clear-hand-made-glass-bottles-11-TH.jpg Glass, 85 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Painted Carved Millinery Heads https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-12-0-refno-2336.html Two early carved and painted milliners dummy heads made of solid oak and painted on gesso groundFantastic primitive look Rare 2336 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-46-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Peasant Spinning Stool in Original Bluegreen Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/peasant-spinning-stool-in-original-blue-green-paint-5-0-refno-4346.html A peasant chair or stool probably for spinning made of heavy hardwood and very good condition in original blue green paint The form is utilitarian and yet the peasant chair makers in Transylvania were playful and gave their simple stools an animate form 4346 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/peasant-spinning-stool-in-original-blue-green-paint-41-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 130 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Persian Folk Painting on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/persian-folk-painting-on-canvas-22-0-refno-4294.html A rare find a large popular or folk painting oil on canvas signed from Iran or Persia delightful fresh colour and figurative style Unframed Bought some 20 yrs ago from an old dealer in Kabul this piece was tucked away and forgotten about only recently coming to light 4294 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/persian-folk-painting-on-canvas-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900Rest of World 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pine Spice Drawers in Original Grey Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/pine-spice-drawers-in-original-grey-paint-22-0-refno-4369.html A neat set of antique pine spice drawers with decorative top piece from HungaryTransylvania 4369 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pine-spice-drawers-in-original-grey-paint-35-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Portrait of Dryden after Kneller https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/portrait-of-dryden-after-kneller-27-0-refno-3852.html There are two paintings known of the poet John Dryden 1631 - 1700 by Sir Godfrey Kneller 1646 - 1723 that date from the later 1690s one is in the National Portrait Gallery and one is in Trinity College Cambridge Dryden039s reputation remained strong during the mid-part of the 18th century and these two portraits were copied mainly by engravers but also in oils and it would be fair to assume that this oil on canvas is a well executed version quotafter Knellerquot and dating from the first half of the 18th century Having said that the portrait is sufficiently different to both known Kneller portraits and different to the print versions to ask the question whether this could be a version of a third portrait or a third portrait itself 3852 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/portrait-of-dryden-after-kneller-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Antique Oak Console https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/primitive-antique-oak-console-15-0-refno-4333.html A primitive work table high with one piece thick oak top the proportions makes it an appealing side or console table Could also be work stationisland Really good condition 4333 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-antique-oak-console-56-TH.jpg Tables, Kitchen IslandCentre TablesServerConsoleSofa Table 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Blue Shipwreck with Smugglers in Tempest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-10-0-refno-2692.html Good example of English folk art and with some background history a predominantly blue painted watercolour scene of galleon shipwreck in a dramatic tempest with smugglers in period dress in the foregroundThe painting is professionally mounted behind glass in a smart Victorian pine frame backed by horizontal pine boards and original disintegrating backing paper On the paper an old label reads quotPainted by Great Grandfather Thomas Orange Wigington Shipston On Stour Warwickshire Frame made by his Grandson Orange Wigingtonquot The eye for colour is good and the composition too with spacious grey sky in storm dominanting and this composition marries well to the story teller039s art the grand galleon barely visible consumed in muscular blue waves just like the one in Breugel039s 039Icarus039There is something here of the feel of later 18th century illustrational watercolours of Blake and his contemporariesIn fact the Wigington family were cabinet makers and artists known in Shipston from 1748 2692 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-34-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Carved Peg Rack in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/primitive-carved-peg-rack-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-4245.html A wonderful modest piece of primitive art a small peg rack hand carved and in original old red paint Two hooks to back for hanging on wall 4245 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-carved-peg-rack-in-original-paint-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Christ Carved Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-christ-carved-figure-12-0-refno-1857.html In Bohemia the Gothic is almost the national style much as say a different kind of more naturalistic medieval style is typical of the English hence the continuation of a Gothic style in religious art of Czech folk tradition and in regional art the elongated and emaciated Christ figure here is not actually centuries old but 18th or 19th century The paint is old it may not be original even but is attractive in its blue and cream 1857 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-christ-carved-figure-13-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Landscape of High Tor Matlock https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-10-0-refno-1273.html Although with scratches and areas of wear this is a terrific little primitive landscape painting fromthe nineteenth century showing High Tor and Riber Castle in MatlockMatlock in Dovedale was a tourist attraction in the Victorian period and this scene showing the high street in Lowry-like style with rowers and gaily dressed boaters may be seen as a form of popular commercial art from the period prior to the mass production of photographic images 1273 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-1273-TH.gif Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive of Country Girl in White Dress https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-of-country-girl-in-white-dress-10-0-refno-3682.html A good primitive or English nave oil on canvas in original Regency frame dating to circa 1820 Probably a farmer039s daughter posed in a typical country house setting with rustic view to exteriorA sensitive restoration and cleaning has revealed the fresh Georgian colours pinks whites blues the warm reds and greens and the lustre of the hair and fine skin tone Itinerant or professional portraitists would offer a price tariff Here the body arms and shoulders dress necklace are sketched in rapidly and create a slightly stiff 2-dimensional effect but it039s artfully done amp there is a fresh painterly quality that is appealing especially to post-Manet eyes What the client paid for the face is more finely wrought showing the classical training of the artist and yet a freshness pervades the whole amp the work coheres as this is evidently the face of an ordinary country girl from 200 yrs ago looking bonny amp optimistic in her sunday best with ringlets Not relined restored sensitively to showroom condition under our direction 3682 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-of-country-girl-in-white-dress-3-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Polychrome Carving Of Saint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/primitive-polychrome-carving-of-saint-22-0-refno-4041.html An appealing popular painted and carved figure of saint - 18th or early 19th century - could be earlier hard to date - from southern Italy From private collection 4041 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-polychrome-carving-of-saint-6-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Polychrome Carving on Later Stand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-12-0-refno-1084.html An antique primitive sculpture carved in wood and painted The carved figure is nailed to a later cross and this stands on a plinth with the inscription in Hungarian which reads made in 1909 by Benedek Kazinczi The carving is believed to be early 18th century and the inscription gives the date of the restoration of the carving and the making of the plinth and cross 1084 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-1084-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Portrait of Young Lady https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-portrait-of-young-lady-10-0-refno-4389.html An appealing simplicity and fresh colouring to this Naive or Primitive School oil on canvas a Portrait of a Young Lady Old gallery label to reverseRe-lined and cleaned 4389 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-portrait-of-young-lady-57-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Portrait with Sampler https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-portrait-with-sampler-10-0-refno-4363.html A primitive portrait of a young girl oil on canvas original condition and in pine frame A fresh and appealing image typical of this type of journeyman art the rather stiff primitive body the more considered treatment of the face the lively brushwork and strong colour Typical English Regency but old labels to reverse also suggest American A very unusual feature is the actual collaged inclusion of a sampler of the sitters handiwork into the painting making this possibly unique and more collectable From private collection 4363 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-portrait-with-sampler-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 1400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Virgin amp Child with Jesus amp Magdalene in the Garden https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/primitive-virgin-and-child-with-jesus-and-magdalene-in-the-garden-22-0-refno-4323.html A primitive Spanish colonial oil on cloth in original condition and framedThe subject matter in the foreground is interesting Mary Magdalene comes upon Christ in the garden after the resurrection at first mistaking him for a gardener until he calls her name At this time Mary Magdalene was associated with Mary of Bethany from Luke 736 and regarded as a symbol of a fallen woman or a sinner often portrayed as here beseeching for mercy and penitent This would be an appropriate subject matter for a colonial work aiming to send a condescending missionary message to the heathen who are conquered in their New World EdenThis gives the work an interesting historical perspective for us looking now But ironically what makes Spanish colonial art primarily appealing is to the contrary its chanced upon bringing together of cultural identities As we see here colonial art can be fresh primitivistic and almost child-like in appearance as a consequence of its co-mixture of Western motif with local non-European representational styles 4323 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-virgin-and-child-with-jesus-and-magdalene-in-the-garden-33-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Religious Art, EuropePaintings Pre 1900 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Windsor Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/primitive-windsor-arm-chair-5-0-refno-3829.html An unusual primitive Windsor-style stick chair probably Western Scotland mostly ash with mixed hardwood and thick fruitwood seat Stylistic resemblances to earlier solid backed armchairs from 17th century and mostly Scottish 3829 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-windsor-arm-chair-2-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 1350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Antique Rustic Food Cupboard Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-9-0-refno-884.html A stunning piece made of pine and hardwood and unlike anything i have seen beforeltbrgtAll original features and colour have been retained A very early look if only surprisingly 19th century Panel ended wood slatted to the doors of the upstairs cupboard rather than glazed The plate rack at top is with wooden carved date quot1877quot which may signify that is a marriage pieceltbrgtThe metalwork is also early and overall this pieces suggests that this piece was restored and later dated or that in remote and isolated country areas older ways of making furniture persisted An English dresser of this construction would be dated George III The handles and escutcheons are 19th century but may not be originalltbrgtLovely patina Shelf to interior 884 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-884-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Carved Plate amp Spoon Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-carved-plate-and-spoon-rack-22-0-refno-4372.html A very rare and good example of an early style spoon and plate rack from the northern remote region of Transylvania Hardwood lovely colour in places and with subtle chip carving 4372 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-carved-plate-and-spoon-rack-32-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Distaff with Red Horse and Troika https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-22-0-refno-623.html Russia distaffs can lay claim to be one of the most extraordinary expressions of old European folk art and of these one of the most beautiful and fascinating are these types from the far North Made by descendants of the Old Believers exiled by Peter the Great their style of depiction relates directly to 17th century manuscript illumination from Novgorod Finely crafted from a single piece of wood and painted like an icon the details are all symbolic the red horse the groom the terem or brides house much has been written relating these detail to Easter and wedding traditions 623 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-623-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Double-Pot for Spices with Lid https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-doublepot-for-spices-with-lid-22-0-refno-4404.html A rare double-pot in thick brown glaze and even better with the original aged beechwood lid Museum examples are normally described as being used for salt and spices 4404 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-double-pot-for-spices-with-lid-11-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Early Peasant Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/rare-early-peasant-table-15-0-refno-3305.html A rare early table from the mountains where the people lived in Medieval ways even into the 20th century - this table is really good condition for it039s age and has legs of oak a body of beechwood and a thick two plank walnut top This top slides to open the quotboxquot of the table It039s a typical type of table belonging to poor peasants living in small dwellings the table is used to store food prepare it eat it - and even for other purposes in some parts of Eastern Europe these tables have magical properites and are known as birthing tables 3305 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-early-peasant-table-2-TH.jpg Tables, 470 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Georgian Country House Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-2485.html Georgian period pine bookcase a variation on the waterfall bookcase but tall and double sided for use in large library room of country house inscribed chinoiserie decoration and profiling to ends Dry scraped to layers of original cream and off white paint Provenance CambridgeshireSuffolk area 2485 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-52-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Inlaid Love Token Candlestand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-10-0-refno-354.html Mixed hardwood candlestand with inlaid lovehearts and corner details in sycamore Such pieces were made to sit on top a dresser 354 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-354-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare late Medieval Cross Bow https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-12-0-refno-124.html Atmospheric early cross bow in metal wood and leather and rope with various carving 124 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-124-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Neo-Classical Window Surround in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/rare-neoclassical-window-surround-in-original-paint-12-0-refno-4360.html Of the many window surrounds we bought some 15 years ago this ranks as one of the most beautiful designs and this one pretty much perfect condition Great size great colour nicely carved neo-classical detailing Can be converted to mirror 4360 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-neo-classical-window-surround-in-original-paint-35-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Original Painted Marriage Armoire https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-7-0-refno-2504.html Dated to front quot1824quot and undoubtedly custom made for a marriage the house or cottage this was made for must have been slightly smaller than most or have a small entrance as this armoire is a little smaller than the norm and rare for that It is excellent original condition with almost no replacement sections and no re-touching For more pictures please enquire The photograph shows the interior of a museum now in Poland and not far from where this type of folk painted furniture originates from See also ref 1894 2504 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-37-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 3250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Painted and Carved Shepherd039s Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherdand039s-coffer-18-0-refno-3559.html A rare large carved and painted hewn coffer from the shepherd culture of the Drava region in North East CroatiaThis area extends over the border into the Baranya region of Hungary The tomb like form shows these marriage chests belong to the same family group as the Baranya arcs see ref 3558 but the geometric symbols differ so too most notably and to startling decorative effect the colourThis piece like ref3558 is superb condition and warrants the description quotmuseum qualityquot - indeed when a piece like this comes up for sale in Hungary museums will compete to buy and the prices can go very high 3559 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherds-coffer-46-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Pine Bishop039s or Priest039s Chair in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/rare-pine-bishopand039s-or-priestand039s-chair-in-original-paint-5-0-refno-3330.html A rare pine chair or throne in original paint from the Carpathian mountains In some parts of Europe where the influence of William Morris never reached it is customary to replace tired furnishings with modern replicas and new pieces This amazing carved and painted pine chair was recovered by us and and has been restored Some spindles replaced but otherwise completely original condition and colour From the Orthodox church 3330 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-pine-bishops-or-priests-chair-in-original-paint-33-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Small Painted Jewish Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-small-painted-jewish-marriage-box-18-0-refno-4121.html Very small marriage boxes for jewellery are seldom found but far more rare is painted furniture or artefacts with specially Jewish ethnic symbolism like this It is pine very good condition and has the original key The paintwork has been restored but you can see on close inspection where the restoration follows carefully the original design 4121 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-small-painted-jewish-marriage-box-17-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Very Large 18th cent Pine Coffer with Inlay https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-very-large-18th-cent-pine-coffer-with-inlay-18-0-refno-3767.html A rare very large pine coffer with fruitwood decorative inlay - the style is late 17th century or early 18th century The functioning lock is a work of art in itself It has two large carrying handles Overall the condition is very good This piece would probably have been in a castle in Bavaria Bohemia Switzerland Austria that general region and in the time of the Hapsburg Empire The front panels usefully have been converted to doors so we list this piece alongside sideboards and dressers as well as boxes It is a piece to marvel atthe backboard is a single piece of wood measuring over 6ft and over 3ft wide 3767 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-very-large-18th-cent-pine-coffer-with-inlay-5-TH.jpg Boxes, DressersDresser Bases, 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Vintage Trade Sign Model Bike https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-10-0-refno-1100.html A fantastic unusual piece not a small rusted motorbike but a model or sculpture of one probably a trade sign designed to stand on a platform above a shop Wooden carved parts and pieces salvaged from bicycles and bikesA well crafted and lovingly made piece of vintage British working class or folk art Fits neatly into the bay window of our shop and a neat solution to the Jubilee window display dilemma It is hard to think of a single item ever that has generated such interest from passers byand it is frequently photographed Reminiscent of an exercise bike from the 1920s we sold which went on or at least one very like it tosell at Olympia Fair and be centre display piece in a new Ralph Lauren store in Regent St A piece for a motoring or folk art collector or for decorators seeking out the rare and eye-catching talking point 1100 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-1100-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Red Dresser in Studio https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/red-dresser-in-studio-27-0-refno-4368.html Matisse was not averse to the occasional nod to Romanian decorative traditions in his painting and here the post-war Romanian artist Speranta Stefanescu seems to pay the compliment back in this delightful and fresh colourist oil on board its her red and gold studio painting showing flowers and pots on a red dresser in showers of sunlight In original frame and signed with labels to back Stefanescu graduated form the Nicolae Grigorescu Institut in Bucharest in 1979 4368 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-shelf-in-the-artists-studio-by-stefanescu-6-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Regency Pine Side Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/regency-pine-side-table-in-original-paint-10-0-refno-4234.html There is very little one would want to do to this rare survival a pine side table originally used as a washstand dating to the early 19th century Georgian period and retaining it039s original decorative paint 4234 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/regency-pine-side-table-in-original-paint-55-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Remarkable Hutsul Chip-Carved Slab Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/remarkable-hutsul-chipcarved-slab-table-22-0-refno-4239.html A remarkable table from the Hucul tribe in the Eastern Carpathians and who were renowned for their wood carving and for the sophistication of their folk artefacts Its a very early form of table medieval looking and medieval in style of manufacture with slab top used for prep and dining and with food bin base with symbolic chip carving to the plank front Living in the remote mountains and hills old traditions of making persisted 4239 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/remarkable-hutsul-chip-carved-slab-table-56-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, EuropeSide tableLamp tableMisc 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Romantic painted troika or large sleigh https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-22-0-refno-2515.html Remarkable life size sleigh or troika Family sized Seat has storageOriginal blue-black and grey paint Lovely wax finish Suitable for interior or exterior with shelter 2515 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-7-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Antique Pine Folk Art Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/russian-antique-pine-folk-art-cupboard-7-0-refno-2831.html In certain parts of Russia they painted their pine and country furniture with folk art decoration of a symbolic and archaic character This solid thickly timbered cupboard is really charming it has quottree of lifequot symbols done in primitive style and in charcoal black on the panels of all 4 doors and also on the insides of the two top doors The rest is painted in an earthy terracotta Probably 19th century but from a remote village and speaks of ancient and mysterious peasant lore 2831 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-antique-pine-folk-art-cupboard-14-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/russian-distaff-22-0-refno-125.html Oil painted Russian folk art distaff from Central Russia carved from one piece of wood probably a dowry gift inscribed with initials of recipient and date 1922 125 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-distaff-125-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon Harmony in Red https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-27-0-refno-2843.html A traditional Russian icon with 3 tier quotstrip cartoonquot illustrations of the Holy Mother and Child and various saints with inscriptions in Cyrillic This work appealed to us for its harmony of colour and design There are 18 figures and 5 scenes but the palette approach is restrained with a wash of earthy red pigment harmonising the whole Less is more recalling Matisse039s dictum quotto perfect is to reduce to the simplequot 2843 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon on Linen and Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-27-0-refno-2104.html A finely painted Russian icon painted on linen and then applied probably later to a thick fruitwood board Research would probably reveal the Church in the painting This appears quite early probably 17th cent Bought from the home of a Hungarian collector 2104 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rustic Sculptural Carved Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-2-0-refno-3110.html The decorative vocabulary of the people of the remote mountain villages in Eastern Europe was seemingly something quite separate from the town style with its derivations of the classical In its jagged abstract and expressive character it is akin to African tribal art or indeed modern art forms - which latter affinity makes perfect sense of course as the modern artist of Paris were looking to African and primitive forms as part of their search for sexual and social liberation and their revolutionary rejection of traditional Western forms - it is curious to think that this bench was produced in Europe around the time of Picasso039s Demoiselles or Stravinsky039s Rite of Spring but in worlds almost entirely cut off from each other Even now though we can appreciate the artistic quality as a fresh and individual expressionMade of beechwood with a pine seat it is solid and also low seated and so something to enjoy as a decorative hall or sculptural piece 3110 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-23-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rustic Shepherd039s Table with Carving https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rustic-shepherdand039s-table-with-carving-22-0-refno-4260.html A hardwood country table with carved apron and carved drawer front to the single drawer heavy plank top in original brown paint Suitable as occasional table or side table for living room etc 4260 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rustic-shepherds-table-with-carving-25-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, EuropeSide tableLamp tableMisc 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Salt Box amp Spice Drawers In Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/salt-box-and-spice-drawers-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-4165.html An appealing hanging pine set of four spice drawers with salt box above in the original cream scumble paint4 cute small ceramic handles to the drawers Good condition Objects for charms and spells original contents - come with it Crow039s skull etc 4165 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/salt-box-and-spice-drawers-in-original-paint-9-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Selection of Antique and Repro Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-29-0-refno-1963.html We have genuine antique and vintage glass jars and glass jars made from recycled old glass - they are hard to tell apartWe have blue clear green and amber glass in sizes from tallest at 54cm to large at 40-42cm to medium and small at 33cm and less We normally sell in bulk to orderVAT applies but prices range from 30 to 90 depending on order size and product 1963 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-49-TH.jpg Glass, TradeUnrestored, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Serbian Icon of Constantin and Elena with Saints https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/serbian-icon-of-constantin-and-elena-with-saints-27-0-refno-4264.html An antique icon from the Serbian Orthodox Church oil on prepared board dating from the 19th century It depicts Helena and her son Constantin with the saints Nicholas and Vasilios or Basil Legend has it that Helen found the true cross in Palestine and in her iconography she is shown holding it as here Her son was the ruler of Byzantium which after the fall of Rome in 330 became both the capital of Rome and of the Eastern Christian Church the city on his death becoming named Constantinople This icon is loaded with political and cultural significance Since the 15th century Constantinople had been controlled amp then ruled by the Muslim Ottomans who took it to be their capital amp called it Istanbul The Serbs for centuries were a bulwark against the Ottomans defending Central European ruling powers against Muslim incursions Historically the very existence of the Serbian state their sovereign territory and Church was subject to continual threat This icon therefore presents deep feeling it was painted prior to the demise of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War and presents a solemn and strong quadripartite image making reference to a Christian foundation myth for the territories of the Eastern Mediterranean 4264 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/serbian-icon-of-constantin-and-elena-with-saints-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Set of Large Wooden Window Surrounds with Fretwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-12-0-refno-1103.html A set of up to 12 Large Decorative Wooden Window Surrounds salvaged from country house in remote part of Russia 400 each in as found ondition The set is in very good condition in fact this one pictured is probably the least good condition of them all having some minor losses to top Antique pineArchitectural salvage Decorative Can discuss selling individually or in smaller unitsPrice400x 1 1103 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-1103-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Significant Royal Horticultural Society Commemorative Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/significant-royal-horticultural-society-commemorative-armchair-5-0-refno-4310.html A mahogany upholstered armchair in original condition with significant carving Details to back rest show stylised and symbolic tree and floral designs amp toeither side of the central panel in vertical order are the initials R H S which pointsto the Royal Horticultural Society which was founded in the early 19th century The back of the head rest has a carved date 1887 and it is likely that thischair was made to commemorate the Allotment Act of that year which marked aturning point in English social history The Act made it compulsory for what at thetime were effectively local councils to provide common land or allotments for the labouring classes to grow their own It was a key moment in a campaign that had been waged for centuries between the common working man and the landowningclassesBut imagine this chair re-upholstered in a modern and appropriately floral designit would be a novel item to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show orto decorate a garden lovers home 4310 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/significant-royal-horticultural-society-commemorative-armchair-54-TH.JPG Chairs, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Slate and Alabaster Tomb-Shaped Tobacco Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/slate-and-alabaster-tombshaped-tobacco-box-10-0-refno-477.html Slate and alabaster tomb-shaped tobacco box from Wales dated 1877 a pleasing work of folk art in colour size and form 477 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/slate-and-alabaster-tomb-shaped-tobacco-box-477-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Small Antique Pine Table in Original Blue Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/small-antique-pine-table-in-original-blue-paint-22-0-refno-4361.html A cute original small table suitable as coffee or lamp table tapered leg single drawer scrub pine top and original blue paint 4361 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/small-antique-pine-table-in-original-blue-paint-49-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, Coffee tableEuropeSide tableLamp tableMisc 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Small Carved amp Dated Shepherd039s Coffer in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/small-carved-and-dated-shepherdand039s-coffer-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-4045.html Always nice to find one of these early looking coffers that is small and with flat top this one in addition has very nice old green paint and quite unusual a carved name and date to front top 4045 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/small-carved-and-dated-shepherds-coffer-in-original-paint-45-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Smart Antique Dining Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/smart-antique-dining-table-15-0-refno-2242.html A very smart and decorative antique country dining table with thickly timbered top and carved legs neo- classical in style dating from the early 19th century made of various hardwoodsI bought this one day from a restuarant in Budapest that was closing down 2242 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/smart-antique-dining-table-27-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Splendid Folk Painted Marriage Bench from Kaloteszeg https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/splendid-folk-painted-marriage-bench-from-kaloteszeg-2-0-refno-4022.html A remarkable long box settle decorated for a marriage some 66 yrs ago by the master folk painter Janos Gergely 4022 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/splendid-folk-painted-marriage-bench-from-kaloteszeg-53-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Still Life Nave 2nd of pair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/still-life-nave-2nd-of-pair-22-0-refno-4112.html An attractive nave oil on canvas signed from Eastern Europe You have to tilt the map to see that egions of Eastern Europe that we may associate with cold bleakness and poverty are actually quite southerly and in the life style as in the imagery of the folk art as here there is much of the bounty wine sun and good life that we associate with peasant life in the Mediterranean A happy piece and by the same artist as ref 4105 4112 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/still-life-nave-2nd-of-pair-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Stone Carved Troll Bird Bath https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-10-0-refno-493.html Stone carved troll bird bath unusual piece probably late nineteenth century or early twentieth century lovely patina and age from having been in garden of private home for two generations 493 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-493-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Garden, Other 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Street Scene with Church https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/street-scene-with-church-27-0-refno-2113.html A small acrylic on board sketch in paint an everyday vernacular scene Refreshing in an early Monet sense in that it seeks to convey just what is there No addition of narrative class commentary or forced emotion just an ambience of English light and moodUnsigned but in the style of contemporary English painter Robert Welch An unframed modern British find 2113 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/street-scene-with-church-51-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Antique Decorative Iron Bound Marriage Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-antique-decorative-iron-bound-marriage-chest-18-0-refno-4327.html A superb example of an Afghan iron bound marriage with decorative metal work made of hardwood large iron clasps for heavy locks to front and wheels These are not unlike marriage chests found in Poland and Ukraine and also Scandanavian stylistic affinities which indicate ancient trading connections East to West 4327 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-antique-decorative-iron-bound-marriage-chest-4-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Early Oak Cricket Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/superb-early-oak-cricket-table-10-0-refno-3812.html A very good 17th century oak cricket table - lovely colour and condition Recently from collection 3812 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-early-oak-cricket-table-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Early Oak Hall Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/superb-early-oak-hall-settle-2-0-refno-4166.html A large 17th century oak settle bench with rich patina and unusual decorative finials Carving above the back panels suggests c 1630-40 date Holes on the front and back rails would have been for rope indicating that as common with early settles this one had a straw seat supported by rope trellis later replaced perhaps in the 17th century by oak plank seat 4166 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-early-oak-hall-settle-5-TH.jpg Benches, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Folk Painted Dowry Box from the Fancy Country https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-folk-painted-dowry-box-from-the-fancy-country-18-0-refno-4314.html A superb quality and top notch example of painted marriage chest from the Kaloteszeg the ethnically Hungarian traditional folk lands of Transylvania famous for their textiles painted furniture and traditional folk culture which was preserved well into the 20th centuryThis box was painted in 1945 as the date to the front shows the colours are nicely muted now faded by time The box may be earlier as these pieces were often re-painted for a new marriage in a familyThe flower painting is regarded as symbolic and tradition bound There are two mirrors to the front of the box and these avert the evil eye and so promote good fortune tooThe area where this box comes from is called the Fancy Country Its clean to the interior with candle box and could be used in the house 4314 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-folk-painted-dowry-box-from-the-fancy-country-28-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Folk Painted Marriage Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/superb-folk-painted-marriage-cupboard-7-0-refno-4035.html A superb example of painted marriage armoire or cupboard from Central Europe pine with good build quality and decorated by a master painter in 1843 to celebrate a peasant marriage This style of folk art painting is associated with the Pardubice region or they sometimes say Riesenberge and examples of the work were exported further south and west in this part of Europe in the 19th century This piece is excellent condition and is currently shelved within Price is good are often found as much as 6-7000 4035 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-folk-painted-marriage-cupboard-44-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 2950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Huge Carved Coffer in Charcoal Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-18-0-refno-2953.html A superb giant coffer with carved pinwheels wavy lines and plant motifs - it is a really ancient looking piece that you might imagine came from a castle It is a piece known to come from a small mountain range in Western Slovakia It was probably a store for maize on a large family farm and is made from oak stiles with beech boarding and is in its original charcoal black paint 2953 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-16-TH.jpg Boxes, 600 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Marriage Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-2540.html A pretty and great condition pine marriage coffer or dowry box from Austria dated to quot1853quot and made for the marriage of Maria Baumgartner This is a really substantial piece testifying to the great build quality of the Austrian and German antique pine country furniture It has not only a large candlebox to the interior which is standard but also unusually five small drawers for keepsakes Could easily be double this price 2540 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-37-TH.jpg Boxes, 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Original Pine amp Sycamore Baker039s Table with 6 Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/superb-original-pine-and-sycamore-bakerand039s-table-with-6-drawers-10-0-refno-4243.html A terrific 7ft farmhouse table from the North East of England in a very good state of preservation pine with 3 wide drawers both sides and a thick 2-plank sycamore top Pale tight grained sycamore wood was often used for this sort of farmhouse table as the wood has natural antiseptic qualities and is hygienic Another nice feature are a set of oak cups for the legs to stand in and this in it039s day would have given the table a little extra height for food prepping Victorian farmhouse tables with drawers are invariably too low for modern times maybe people were smaller then but in this case the extra height of the table sat on it039s cups is just right giving 24quot or 61cm knee clearance and yet not making the table too high it stands at 305quot so just about right again It039s rare to find a table that ticks so many boxes 4243 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-original-pine-and-sycamore-bakers-table-with-6-drawers-12-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, DiningFarmhouseFurniture 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Sycamore and Oak Butcher Block Work StationTable https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/dining-farmhouse/sycamore-and-oak-butcher-block-work-station-table-15-13-refno-4194.html A thick top single plank sycamore primitive table with original oak or ash legs No worm Very good condition for a table that was essentially a work table Can be used as console or high enough for an islanddiner Very clean 4194 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/sycamore-and-oak-butcher-block-work-station-table-0-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouseKitchen IslandCentre Tables 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tall Decorative Dresser in Original Pale Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/tall-decorative-dresser-in-original-pale-blue-9-0-refno-3147.html This is in the premier class of European glazed dressers of this kind - 19th century pine very good condition all the original shelving comes in two pieces Notable features are the original pale blue paint with black detailing in typical European classical style and the unusual top moulding adding grandeur A statement piece 3147 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tall-decorative-dresser-in-original-pale-blue-9-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Terrific Decorated Giant Elm Pestle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/terrific-decorated-giant-elm-pestle-22-0-refno-2748.html A great piece of treen Huge Nice to hold Smoothed elm or ash The carving to handle typical Romanian saw tooth or wolf fang It is a pestle but would also make quite an effective cudgel 2748 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/terrific-decorated-giant-elm-pestle-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Saints Russian Icon https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/three-saints-russian-icon-27-0-refno-2842.html A Russian icon painted onto curved pine board This icon depicts three angels quaffing from goblets at a table and in the centre it may be Archangel Gabriel This work appealed owing to its simplified abstract form its loosely symmetrical combination of spherical and ovoid forms and its restrained colour harmonies making it akin to an abstracted still life by William Scott or some other such modernist artist The rectangular band like silver foil behind the archangel039s head and to the right denotes higher status but also works to knock out the symmetry and keep the composition dynamic 2842 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-saints-russian-icon-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Trade Store Figure in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/trade-store-figure-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-613.html Well carved and large freestanding folk art trade store figure for bakers or tobacconist rare especially in its original paint like this Some obvious losses but a very rare piece with its original polychrome It may be French or American 613 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/trade-store-figure-in-original-paint-613-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Traveller039s Trunk with Wonderful Nave Landscape https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/travellerand039s-trunk-with-wonderful-nave-landscape-10-0-refno-3902.html A smart metal luggage trunk for the Great Western Railway but decorated with a marvellous nave landscape scene to top really fresh a unique and unexpected example of English folk art 3902 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/travellers-trunk-with-wonderful-nave-landscape-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tree of Life distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/tree-of-life-distaff-22-0-refno-127.html Large painted Russian distaff with abstract zoomorphic plant form to front of blade Exhibited in June 2009 at Pushkin House exhibition and published in catalogue p20 Carved and Coloured Art in Tsarist Lands 127 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tree-of-life-distaff-127-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tribal Carved Wooden Pot or Flower Stand in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/tribal-carved-wooden-pot-or-flower-stand-in-original-paint-9-0-refno-4334.html An impressive large wooden and painted tribal water pot stand with stylised carved animal heads Afghan Clearly very old 19th century if not earlierThis has been hidden away in a barn for twenty years and is in original condition untouched since it came from out of this region pre-Taliban Much of the furniture coming from this general part of the world including India is over-restored even if original and not made of old wood it is over cleaned and highly polished so we think its nice to show something as it would be if you were in the mountains and saw it there 4334 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tribal-carved-wooden-pot-or-flower-stand-in-original-paint-18-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Garden, 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Ale Jug with Comic Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-10-0-refno-1714.html An unusual piece of working class English folk art pottery a large terracotta ale jug with single handle and grotesque comic head forming the spout PLINS ALES can be discerned feintly a long lost London brewery and on the base it is signed Gordon Wat Clapham 1906 Mad magazine meets the Martin Brothers whilst the stippling to the base recalls the much treasured pottery pigs Some losses to the spout but not especially detrimental 1714 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-9-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Folk Art Irish Pine Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/unusual-folk-art-irish-pine-dresser-9-0-refno-4329.html A good look to this most unusual Irish dresser with stylised fretwork design of angels or flowers to the top piece Comes in two pieces Stripped back to only traces of its original colour it has a nice bleached out appearance The base is really weighty a good sign with a thick counter top and the original sledge feet 4329 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-folk-art-irish-pine-dresser-9-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Painted and Carved Hand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-22-0-refno-3386.html This is an unusual and evocative piece a wooden carved and painted arm and hand that appears to have been part of an elaborate chandelier or mechanism apparently from an Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe A rare curious and early piece 3386 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Pair of Doors with Fanlight https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-12-0-refno-2040.html Terrific decorative pair of hardwood doors with original fanlight and in old grain painting These doors date from around the turn of the century or end of the 19th century when architects and designers were turning away from the strictures of traditional classical forms hence the playful mixture of elements here Old white paint or under paint lies beneath the yellowy grain painting and could be revealed through scraping or stripping Very good condition Width includes furthest reach of hinge sockets 2040 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-20-TH.JPG AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Large and Impressive Victorian Pine Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/very-large-and-impressive-victorian-pine-table-15-0-refno-4330.html A rare very large and original country dining table three wide planks moulded edge classy Victorian legs It is in a superb state of preservation given its agecoming from a convent in Co Galway it even has the names of girls scratched along the sides We present it in its as found condition given how good it looks and we could as part of restoration strip back the top and re-finish the base - or sell as is 4330 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-large-and-impressive-victorian-pine-table-57-TH.jpg Tables, Unrestored, DiningFarmhouseTables 2750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Rare Astragal Glazed Pine Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-3285.html There was a collector in Ireland some 25-30 yrs ago who travelled the country in search of rare and unusual country furniture and articles some fine and some rustic and this was one of the best pieces to be found in the collection he amassed never offering pieces for sale and leaving all untouched only occasionally loaning items out to films or exhibitions This piece is an exceptional painted pine 2-piecer Georgian bookcase tall and elegant with notable decorative carved bracket feet original paint and panelled doors with fans but of unique appeal is the bold and expressive astragal glazing in the upper section 3285 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-12-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 4850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Rare Carved Mahogany Dentist Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/very-rare-carved-mahogany-dentist-chair-5-0-refno-3846.html A very rare and early mahogany dentist armchair - built for comfort - stoutly sprung and very solid overall excellent preservation Carved hand holds in neo-classical style Adjustable head rest Patent and registration marks 3846 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-rare-carved-mahogany-dentist-chair-36-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Unusual Original Advert for Mason of Sepulchres https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/very-unusual-original-advert-for-mason-of-sepulchres-12-0-refno-4290.html A very unusual original 19th century litho advert for a sculptor of tombstones in marble granite and stone In distinctly macabre manner it shows rows of headstones in the various models available capturing a gothic horror atmosphere of late Victorian London Comes in old oak frame 4290 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-unusual-original-advert-for-mason-of-sepulchres-46-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Gothic Decoration https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-12-0-refno-2944.html A decorative architectural piece from Ireland in painted pine 2944 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-20-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Pew Bench with Poppy Head Finials https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/victorian-pine-pew-bench-with-poppy-head-finials-2-0-refno-3850.html Normally speaking a church pew from 19th century would not inspire but this one has splendid and well carved ends or finials called poppy heads making it a more than run-of-the-mill piece It comes from East Anglia where many original medieval poppy head bench ends can still be seen Pitch pine with thick seat at conventional height 3850 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-pew-bench-with-poppy-head-finials-19-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Decorative Garden Table amp 4 Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-decorative-garden-table-and-4-chairs-11-0-refno-3317.html An attractive vintage metal garden table and chairs in original condition 3317 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-decorative-garden-table-and-4-chairs-14-TH.jpg Garden, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Decorative Metal Garden Set https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-11-0-refno-2305.html The metal garden or cafe set consists of 4 metal folding chairs with wooden slatted seats and decorative metal backs and a folding table of dimensions above It is vintage being early 20th century The colour is original or old blue apart from the seats which have recently been restored 2305 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-8-TH.jpg Garden, Tables, DiningFarmhouse 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Galvanized Zinc BucketsPlanters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-12-0-refno-1221.html Antique and vintage zinc bucket or plantersUseful for storage or as planters FashionableGood condition Nicely patinated and in various sizes Available in bulk order to trade depending on stock levelsPrices vary according to size condition and order Size given is average to large Some are 25cm high and others 30cm plus Width including handles can be 50cm but in the body from 1221 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-1221-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, TradeUnrestored, Unrestored, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Prop or Fairground Pillory https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/vintage-prop-or-fairground-pillory-22-0-refno-4391.html A vintage film prop or fairground prop a life-size pine painted pillory - this is apparently the proper name rather than stocks A fair bit of age and all solid wood The top levers up on an old hinge and is secured by a metal catch 4391 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-prop-or-fairground-pillory-6-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Shelves in Original Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/vintage-shelves-in-original-grey-14-0-refno-3701.html Large and practical pine shelf unit in attractive old pale grey paint Old with nice wear but vintage rather than antique 3701 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-shelves-in-original-grey-36-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Zinc Tubs or Planters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-11-0-refno-3213.html Ever popular as planters all year around for bay trees either side of a doorway or with flowers scattered across one039s patio and decking or in rows along a balcony We have a large stock of zinc tubsbuckets like this - as hand made items they come in different sizes from approx25cm high to a little more than 30cm We price in terms of sizes small medium and large and whilst most of ours are good condition we also have a small stock of seconds that come at the cheaper end As you can see here these medium to large ones are near pairs the same size but one has ribbing and the other not the surface wear is rarely exactly the same They are not new items from the high street so bear that in mind To post one or two in UK usually costs around 15 including packaging 3213 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-20-TH.jpg Garden, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Wayside Carved Stone with Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-22-0-refno-2025.html A small carved stone shaped like a childs tombstone it has a primitive relief carving on it of a god it is presumably a wayside shrine depicting a Hindu god Is it Kali maybe but really it could be any one of numerous Hindu gods or proto-Hindu gods it has four arms and holds the ubiquitous lotus blossom in one hand and a sword or scythe in another The flattened lower body with the tiny Japanese feet sticking out tells us this is a very primitive carving the antithesis of the High Art of Indian body carving and much more like representations of figures on early Indian coinage or primitive European gravestones from Scotland or Bosnia The stone is evidently of some age having been in a Cotswold garden for a number of years it has acquired a pleasingly rich spotting and blemish of Northern and other lichens 2025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 275 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE White City Exhibition Impressionist view https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/white-city-exhibition-impressionist-view-27-0-refno-3664.html A large impressionist style view or imagining of the gardens at White City London during the 1910 exhibition of Japanese culture An original work in fresh and vivid oils on canvas and signed 3664 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/white-city-exhibition-impressionist-view-10-TH.jpg Paintings, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE William IV Buttoned Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-12-0-refno-1852.html A smart and unusual buttoned arm chair from William IV period with lyre form and scrolled arm rests with carving swept legs on casters Overall very sound frame 19th century imitation leather covering is very good minor nicks but would normally be replaced stuffing is ok to our mind 1852 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-59-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Chairs, 2350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Wooden Painted Black Marionette or Doll https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/wooden-painted-black-marionette-or-doll-22-0-refno-3873.html An articulated doll or marionette probably American The carved and painted head and feet of solid wood evidently much earlier than the limbs and clothing which are 50 yrs old or more 3873 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/wooden-painted-black-marionette-or-doll-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE